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Caterham F1 team signs Kevin Giovesi to development programme

Kevin Giovesi, Caterham F1

Auto GP driver Kevin Giovesi has become the second addition to the Caterham Formula 1 team's new driver development programme.

The 20-year-old Italian joins GP2 driver Nathanael Berthon on the scheme.

Giovesi is fourth in the Auto GP standings at present in his second year in the series, having previously been a race winner in Italian Formula 3.

A Caterham statement said Berthon and Giovesi would get "the opportunity to embed themselves in the F1 team's operations at Leafield Technical Centre and on track, and to gain valuable experience of working with F1 engineers and current season".

Caterham's junior roster has undergone several changes since the F1 team was sold by its creator Tony Fernandes at the start of July, with long-time protege Alexander Rossi recently parting company with both the F1 operation and its GP2 arm, the latter of which is still owned by Fernandes.

Robin Frijns has continued as Caterham's official F1 reserve, while Formula Renault 3.5 race winner Will Stevens and Formula Renault 2.0 drivers Matt Parry and Seb Morris remain a part of the team's 'Racing Academy' at present.

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