Robin Frijns officially parts ways with Caterham

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This comes as no major surprise, but Caterham reserve driver Robin Frijns has now officially parted way with the team.

He confirmed the news via social media this morning.

Frijns began the year as third driver behind race drivers Marcus Ericsson and Kamui Kobayashi, with many regretting the fact the talented young Dutch driver did not have the necessary funding to garner a race seat opportunity.

Still, he made some good strides in preseason testing at Bahrain and had two free practice one appearances, at Bahrain and Silverstone.

But from the time Caterham’s ownership changed hands midseason, Frijns was then out of the frame entirely.

Andre Lotterer and Will Stevens each made their Grand Prix debuts, with Roberto Merhi also getting a handful of drives in FP1.

Frijns is considered by many to be one of the top talents who has yet to make his GP debut, but there do not seem to be any opportunities for him to do so next year unless he finds another reserve role.

Hildebrand enters Indy 500 with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing

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INDIANAPOLIS — J.R. Hildebrand will race in the Indianapolis 500 with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing in a second entry dedicated to the late Dan Gurney.

Hildebrand will pilot the No. 48 as a nod to the number used by Gurney, a racer, car builder and team owner who died in 2018. Hildebrand will be teammates with Sage Karam and his car will be sponsored by Salesforce.com.

Hildebrand has eight previous Indy 500 starts and was leading on the final lap as a rookie in 2011 when he crashed in the final turn. Dan Wheldon slipped past for the victory and Hildebrand finished second.

Hildebrand also drove for DRR last season.

DRR is also fielding the #24 Chevrolet in this year’s Indy 500 for Sage Karam.