November 17, 2014
Published on tags: Superleague

 

CSG Racing confirm that Lewis Redshaw will be retained for the 2015 season whilst Drivers Champion David Fidock and reserve driver Florian Geier will leave the team.

Redshaw, who won nine races for CSG throughout their various 2014 campaigns, will once again lead the team as they head into the 2015 season looking to defend their dual championship success.

Statement from Lewis Redshaw:

"2014 was a great season for me, admittedly not everything went as I might have hoped throughout, particularly with me having to move towards the end of the season but I certainly enjoyed the year with my ten wins throughout various series, nine of which were whilst I was at the wheel of a CSG car.

I?m very happy to be staying with the team for 2015 as I really do feel that together with the team we can take another shot at the constructors? championship, whilst on a personal level I hope to once again compete for the drivers? championship that unfortunately eluded me this year. Though at the very least I hope to at least win a race in each of the series in which I compete for 2015."

The team did confirm however that both David Fidock, winner of five grand prix and the 2014 Drivers Champion, along with reserve driver Florian Geier would be leaving the team with both looking to explore new challenges within the GPVWC?s top tier.

Statement from David Fidock:

"It is with great sadness that I am announcing my departure from the team, I have enjoyed two amazing seasons with the team but I feel now that the time is right for me to move away and take on a new challenge. I feel very honoured to have been a part of this amazing team and to have had Dave as my team boss for the duration of my time here. Whilst making the decision about my future there were many things that were telling me to stay, and the one that was hardest to ignore was that of having Dave as my team boss, which is why this decision has been so hard to make.

I couldn?t have ever dreamed of enjoying such a great debut season in Superleague, Dave made it clear when I signed for CSG that we would probably end up getting lapped, but that didn?t bother me at the time as I knew that I was a part of a great team and that my time would come. But now I get to look back on the season and say that I helped bring home a constructors title for both CSG Racing and in particular, for Dave. Of course, personally, I also managed to take the Drivers? Championship in my debut season without once being off the podium, an achievement of which I?m extremely proud.

It really has been amazing to be a part of this team; everyone has always been extremely helpful and supportive, through both the good times and the difficult ones. No matter what the situation there was always someone to talk to and always a great atmosphere.

However it is now time for me to say goodbye as I move on to my next challenge, once again, I cannot thank the team enough and it will be very odd to be competing next year without all of you alongside me ? I really can?t thank Alex, Lukas, Lewis, Nick, Florian and Dave enough and I wish them all the best for the future.

These guys had the belief in me to give me a drive in Formula Challenge in 2013 and from there on giving me the opportunity to drive for CSG in Superleague, to help drive the team back to the top, I wouldn?t be here if it wasn?t for them and I get to leave with my head held high and say ?We did it?."

The team has not yet announced who will partner Redshaw throughout the 2015 season, but the team is expected to announce both their second and reserve driver within the course of the coming month.




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