Our drivers must perform to see out 2014 - Albers

Caterham F1 Team

7 August 2014 by Ryan Wood

Rumours that Kamui Kobayashi or Marcus Ericsson face the chop before the end of the 2014 season have recently done the rounds, but new team principal Christijan Albers says they're both safe as long as they deliver.

Japanese driver Kobayashi is believed to be most at threat - even referencing the potential he might be dropped for the latter races in a recent interview.

Albers though, speaking to GPUpdate, insists his seat is safe on the grounds he performs.

"It's very simple," he said. "As long as the drivers are performing, they will stay in the car [until the end of the season]."

One name mentioned as a potential replacement is test driver Robin Frijns, but Albers hinted at the Dutchman requiring more experience before he makes the move to a full-time race seat.

"Of course, I have more of a feeling for a Dutch driver," he added. "Let's just say that Robin can still improve in many ways. I think he should focus even better on that. I have not seen him in the car enough to say more about him. We'll see what the future brings."