French driver Charles Pic parts company with Caterham ahead of the 2014 season

Team expected to confirm 2014 line-up on Tuesday morning

By Sky Sports Online.   Last Updated: 21/01/14 1:42pm

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Charles Pic: Has left Caterham ahead of new season

Charles Pic: Has left Caterham ahead of new season

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French driver Charles Pic has parted company with Caterham.

Team Principal Cyril Abiteboul confirmed the news on French television on Monday.

"Unfortunately Charles won't be with us next season. It's a pity that the adventure between Caterham and Charles is ending. On a personal level I want to thank Charles for the work he achieved last year," Abiteboul told Infosport+.

Pic, 23, began his Fomula 1 career with Marussia in 2012 before joining Caterham the following year.

Abiteboul said that Pic, who has not scored a point in two seasons, "has some talent which can develop in a more important, mature team."

In two seasons, Pic competed in 38 Grands Prix, with his best finish a 12th in Brazil in 2012 with Marussia.

Japan's Kamui Kobayashi, formerly of Sauber, who did not have a drive last season, is favourite to replace Pic.

Caterham are the only F1 team still to confirm their line-up for the new season, but an official announcement is expected on Tuesday morning.

How the 2014 grid is lining up
Red Bull: Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo.
Ferrari: Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen.
Mercedes: Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
Lotus: Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado.
McLaren: Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen.
Force India: Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez.
Sauber: Adrian Sutil and Esteban Gutierrez.
Toro Rosso: Jean-Eric Vergne and Daniil Kvyat.
Williams: Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas.
Marussia: Jules Bianchi and Max Chilton.
Caterham: Kamui Kobayashi and Marcus Ericsson.

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