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Caterham replace Kobayashi with Lotterer in Belgium - Kamui Kobayashi steps back for the race in Spa-Francorchamps

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Caterham replace Kobayashi with Lotterer in Belgium
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The Caterham team have used their Belgian Grand Prix race preview to confirm that André Lotterer will drive in place of Kamui Kobayashi - although they make pains to say it is for this round of the championship and the Japanese driver still remains part of the team.

Lotterer has been competing in endurance racing for many years, with three Le Mans victories under his belt as part of the Audi Sport team. Caterham highlight his experience as a plus point, saying: “The weather also plays a big role at Spa-Francorchamps and Lotterer is one of the most experienced drivers racing under mixed conditions.”

For his part, the German racer says: “I cannot wait to jump in the car and make the most out of the weekend ahead. I will need to get settled and used to the car quickly, as the team has worked on a number of updates.” He’s already talking the talk. Kobayashi was philosophical in his response, saying: “I will not drive this week’s Belgium Grand Prix. It’s a shame not to drive Spa, I feel sorry for all my supporters but this is motorsport.”