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.
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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