Caterham F1 logoBahrain – 17th April 2013

Caterham F1 Team has announced that it is
restructuring its driver line-up with Heikki Kovalainen rejoining the team as
one of the two Reserve Drivers, alongside current Reserve Driver Alexander
Rossi who moves to Caterham Racing to compete in the 2013 GP2 Championship in
the car raced by Ma Qing Hua at the season opening GP2 race in Malaysia.

Ma Qing Hua, who recently made history by becoming the first Chinese racing
driver to take part in an F1 race weekend in China, remains a core member of
Caterham F1 Team’s driver roster and an announcement about his revised race
plans in 2013 will be made in due course.

Heikki’s first duties will be to take part in FP1 at the forthcoming Grands
Prix in Bahrain and Spain. The Finnish driver will take part in the sessions as
part of a formal technical development role he is taking up with Caterham F1
Team, helping support the introduction of the first performance updates to the
2013 car, an important milestone in the strategy the team are working to in the
current season.

Cyril Abiteboul, Team Principal, Caterham F1 Team: “After Ma’s successful run
in FP1 in China a number of new opportunities have arisen for him and we have
decided to restructure our current line-up. Alexander moves to Caterham Racing
to compete in GP2 and I am sure he will be an immediate success in that championship
whilst he will continue to enjoy the link with the F1 team throughout the
season. Heikki returns to track work with us and we are delighted to welcome
him back into the team. He has six years of F1 experience behind him so he is
perfectly placed to provide us objective feedback on the various types of
configurations we will run and to give us an objective view of the 2013 tyres
against his experience with the 2012 compounds. Having invested in Heikki for
our first three years of competition it would be a waste not to leverage the
valuable expertise he brings. As F1 is a team sport, he will also provide
support to Charles Pic and Giedo van der Garde, who are both doing a good job
in their first months with the team.”

Heikki Kovalainen: “It’s obviously great news that I’ll be on track in Bahrain
and Spain and I’m really looking forward to getting back to work and helping
the team as much as I can. I’ll be taking part in the two FP1 sessions in
Bahrain and Barcelona to give the team my input on the new parts we’re bringing
to those races, and I’ll be working closely with the race drivers and the
engineers on track and back at Leafield to help everyone get the most out of
the new package.

“Tony, Cyril and I have been talking about me taking up this role for quite a
while, so it’s good to finally be able to announce how I’ll be helping the team
in 2013. I’m physically ready to get back into the car and I know my experience
can help give the team new ideas and options for directions to take on setup and
strategy. I’m looking forward to getting back to work!”