he Caterham F1 Team has officially confirmed that Andre Lotterer will replace Kamui Kobayashi for this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps.
The 32-year-old will make his F1 debut in Belgium, racing alongside regular driver Marcus Ericsson. Lotterer was previously Jaguar’s F1 test driver back in 2002.
He scored his third Le Mans victory earlier this year for the Audi Sport team and has already competed at Spa-Francorchamps twice in 2014, in the World Endurance Championship and at the wheel of an Audi R8 LMS GT3 car in the 24 Hours of Spa.
Lotterer has plenty of single-seater experience and has recently been racing in the Super Formula championship in Japan, having won the series back in 2011 and finished second in the standings four times.
The German said on the announcement: “I am delighted to be given the opportunity to take part in a Formula One race weekend – I want to thank Caterham F1 Team for this chance.