Three-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner André Lotterer has indicated he is open to more Formula 1 appearances with the Caterham F1 Team this year, should his racing commitments allow him the opportunity to do so.

The 32-year-old German was a surprise call-up at the previous Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps, making his F1 debut in place of Kamui Kobayashi to held assess a major development upgrade being run on the team’s struggling CT05 challenger. The drive also came with a significant cash injection from his personal sponsor, the Hype energy drink group.

Andre Lotterer

Lotterer outqualified Marcus Ericsson, but retired after one lap.

He performed well, outqualifying regular driver Marcus Ericsson but retired after one lap with a sudden loss of power.

Lotterer regularly competes in Audi’s World Endurance Championship line-up in addition to racing in Japan’s Super Formula open-wheel series, but indicated that he would be keen to race with the team again later this season.

“We’re still in touch and I think there’s opportunities to do more races,” he told Racer.

“I really have to think about it. It was a great experience for me and I have to look at the schedule and see if it is more of a one-off chapter for me or if it makes sense to do more.”

The Leafield-based team is yet to confirm its driver line-up for the upcoming Italian Grand Prix, which takes place at Monza between 5-7 September.

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