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Caterham bolsters junior programme with Nathanael Berthon

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Caterham has confirmed the signing of GP2 racer Nathanael Berthon to the team's new Development Driver Programme.

Berthon, 25, has competed in GP2 for the past three seasons, claiming his sole victory in the Hungary sprint race in 2013, though he has failed to score a podium finish this season for Venezuela GP Lazarus. He got a taste of F1 by driving for HRT in the Young Driver Test at Abu Dhabi in 2011, before he stepped into a full-time GP2 race the following season.

New Caterham CEO Christijan Albers said: "We are very pleased to welcome Nathanael into our Development Driver Program. He is an exciting young talent with a proven track record in the feeder series for F1 and as he already has F1 experience he fits very neatly into our team. We will work closely with him to help him reach his full potential and are all excited about seeing him continue to grow as a driver, in and out of the cockpit."

The development program has been set up to give up-and-coming drivers the "opportunity to embed themselves in Caterham F1 Team's on and off-track operations", to prepare them fully for Formula One.

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