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The 2014 grid is complete, with Caterham’s driver announcement // It's all change at the backmarker team in both F1 and GP2

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The 2014 grid is complete, with Caterham’s driver announcement
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Caterham have become the final team to confirm their drivers for the 2014 season, with an all-new lineup for the new year. Kamui Kobayashi makes his F1 comeback, joining the team after leaving behind his Ferrari endurance drive.

The Japanese driver admits he has unfinished business in F1, and turned down an extension to his Ferrari contract to make his return with Caterham. He’s joined by rookie Marcus Ericsson who steps up from GP2 for his first year in Formula One.

The team also confirmed they will keep Alexander Rossi on board as reserve driver, with the American also competing in GP2 for Caterham Racing. Rio Haryanto will join him in the GP2 series, whilst Robin Frijns will be the F1 reserve driver for non-GP2 weekends.

The grid for the new Formula One season is now complete, which of course means that 2013 drivers Giedo van der Garde and Charles Pic are left without race seats. Sauber have handed Van der Garde something of a lifeline, signing the Dutch driver as reserve, but there’s no word on what Charles Pic will be doing.