Charles Pic is a professional French Formula One driver. Pic currently races for Caterham F1 Team having made his grand prix debut for the Marussia F1 Team in 2012.
In November 2011 Pic made his debut at the wheel of a Formula One car, driving for Marussia Virgin Racing at the young driver test held at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.
He was due to drive for a day and-a-half of the test, but the Virgin team decided to give him a further half-day of running after he encountered engine problems on the second day of the test.During the test, several news sources reported that Pic had agreed a deal to race with the team in the 2012 season.
After the conclusion of the 2011 Brazilian Grand Prix it was confirmed that Pic would indeed partner Timo Glock at the renamed Marussia F1in 2012.
It was also confirmed that Pic would be mentored by ex-F1 driver and fellow countryman Olivier Panis. It was reported at the 2012 Hungarian Grand Prix that a feud was brewing between Pic and his team-mate after Pic blocked Glock during qualifying. Pic finished the race in 20th position.
On 23 November 2012 it was announced that Pic had signed a multi-year contract with the Caterham F1 team for the 2013 Formula One season. Former GP2 team-mate and F1 rookie Giedo van der Garde will race alongside him. Pic will also work as an ambassador for Renault Sport F1