Giedo van der Garde is a Dutch racing driver. He drove for the Caterham F1 team in 2013 and joined Sauber as a reserve driver in 2014. Van der Garde had a successful karting career, winning the Dutch championship in 1998. In Super A he was best rookie in 2001 and world champion in 2002; the following year he joined the Formula Renault 2000 Championship and finished sixth, driving for Dutch team Van Amersfoort Racing. On the strength of his performance he became part of the Renault F1 Driver Development programme, he joined the Formula 3 Euro Series in 2004 with Signature-Plus but after finishing the year ninth he was dropped by Renault Driver Development. A move to Team Rosberg for 2005 yielded another ninth in the series. For 2006 he joined the ASM team, which had dominated the season in 2005 with Lewis Hamilton and Adrian Sutil; the team claimed the top two places in the championship once more in 2006 – but it was Van der Garde's team mates Paul di Resta and Sebastian Vettel who topped the leader board.
The Dutchman ended the year sixth with a single victory. On 17 December 2006 Van der Garde announced that he would drive in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series for Victory Engineering, a team that works together with Carlin Motorsport. Van der Garde had podium positions in mind for the season, but though he was the most consistent driver, always around 6th or 5th, he did not win nor reach the podium, he finished the season 3rd in the Rookie of the year standings. He received several offers for tests in GP2, from teams like DAMS and Arden International, during which he impressed, he signed with P1 Motorsport to compete in the 2008 season. In the first race of the 2008 FR3.5 season in Monza, Van der Garde managed to qualify on pole for the feature race. Due to regulations, he started 8th in the sprint race because of the reverse grid order in the sprint race, he came through the field to clinch victory in the sprint race, converted his pole position into a victory in the feature race to show his fine form in the start of the season.
In the second race at Spa, he narrowly missed out on pole by 0.033 seconds after topping the tables at all practice sessions. In the sprint race, Julien Jousse collided into him forcing Van der Garde into retiring from the race. Having qualified second for the feature race, he lost a position at the start, he overtook Mikhail Aleshin on the first lap to regain his position, overtook Marco Bonanomi for the lead which he held to the checkered flag. After this strong start to the season, Van der Garde was never headed in the championship and duly won it with two races remaining. Van der Garde signed to drive for the iSport International team in the 2008–09 GP2 Asia Series season, in the 2009 GP2 Series season. At the Hungaroring, he took his first victory, in the sprint race, he added two more wins before the end of the season en route to seventh in the championship standings. He had not been due to compete in the 2009–10 GP2 Asia season, but competed in the second round for Barwa Addax, he drove for the same team in the 2010 GP2 Series season, equalling his seventh place in the drivers' championship, whilst team-mate Sergio Pérez was runner-up.
Van der Garde remained with Barwa Addax for the 2011 GP2 Asia Series season, with Charles Pic replacing the Formula One-bound Pérez as his team-mate. He finished third in the championship, behind Romain Grosjean and Jules Bianchi, led the main series after two rounds despite not winning a race, he did, take his first series pole position and fastest lap at Catalunya. He took pole position for the Monaco round as well, but was penalised for an incident in qualifying, he took no points from the weekend and lost his championship lead to Grosjean, who secured the title with one round of the series remaining. He held second place in the championship until the last round of the season at Monza, where he had a disastrous weekend and slipped back to fifth in the standings, behind Luca Filippi and Pic; as part of his deal to become the Caterham Formula One team's reserve driver, Van der Garde joined the marque's GP2 team for the 2012 season, alongside Rodolfo González. He returned to the winner's circle with race victories at Catalunya and Singapore, but again was not consistent enough to mount a championship challenge, finishing sixth in the points standings.
On 9 February 2015, Van der Garde returned to this series for testing, racking up over 350 km at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo. He drove for the first time. 2006 saw Van der Garde being brought into the McLaren Young Drivers Programme. On 15 December 2006 Van der Garde was confirmed as the Super Aguri Formula One team's test and reserve driver for the 2007 season. On 1 February 2007 Van der Garde was unexpectedly announced by Spyker F1 as the team's test and reserve driver. On 2 February 2007 Super Aguri confirmed their belief their existing contract with Van der Garde was still in force, stating "Super Aguri F1 Team has a valid contract with Giedo van der Garde to drive for the team in the position of Friday and Test Driver for the 2007 FIA Formula One World Championship; the contract was submitted by the SAF1 Team to the Contracts Recognition Board on 23rd January 2007." However, on 20 June 2007 Van der Garde tested at Silverstone with Spyker, indicating the contract dispute had been resolved. Spyker intended Van der Garde to be the team's Friday driver at the Australian Grand Prix, but he failed to obtain the necessary superlicence from the FIA in time.
Syed Mohammad Sharfuddin Quadri was an Indian independence activist, Gandhian and a physician of the Unani system of medicine. He accompanied Gandhiji in the Salt March of 1930 and was a prison mate of the Indian leader when they were incarcerated by the British regime at Cuttack jail, he was the founder of a medical magazine, Hikmat-e-Bangala and was among the group of people who founded the Calcutta Unani Medical College and Hospital. The Government of India awarded him the third highest civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan, in 2007, for his contributions to Indian medicine. Syed Mohammad Sharfuddin Quadri was born on 25 December 1901 to Mohammad Mohibbudin, a Unani practitioner, at Kumrava of Nawada district, in the Indian state of Bihar, his family moved to Calcutta. Learning Unani medicine from his father, he assisted his father in his practice. During this time, he was involved in the Indian freedom struggle and participated in the Salt March in 1930, along with Gandhiji and was jailed.
He continued his association with the freedom activists and when Rajendra Prasad, who would become the first president of India, fell ill due to respiratory problems, Quadri assisted his father in treating the future president. Quadri was the founder of Hikmat-e-Bangala a medical magazine focused on Unani system of medicine, but the magazine was closed doen due to paucity of funds. In 1994, he assisted Syed Faizan Ahmad in founding Hospital; the Government of India awarded him the civilian honor of the Padma Bhushan in 2007. He died on 30 December 2015, at the age of 114, at his Ripon Street residence in Kolkata, survived by his seven children. Salt March "2007 Padma Award Winner Hakim Sharfuddin Quadri". Civil Investiture Ceremony - YouTube video. Shahzad Javed. 10 November 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2016
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