Caterham not sure if pay drivers required to fund 2014 season 9 September, 2013 Cyril Abiteboul with Heikki Kovalainen Caterham team boss Cyril Abiteboul has admitted he is not sure if his Formula 1 team will have to sign two pay drivers for 2014.
At the end of last season, the highly-rated paid driver Heikki Kovalainen was let go, as the ‘pay driver' duo Giedo van der Garde and Charles Pic arrived.
But, subsequently, Abiteboul admitted that the lack of an experienced driver like Kovalainen may have contributed to Caterham's tougher-than-expected campaign.
Since that admission, Finn Kovalainen has returned to the team — working hard in the simulator, with engineers, and testing...
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