Giedo van der Garde has won his court case against Sauber, the court revealed via an announcement on twitter. The Dutchman won the case in the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia, which will legally bind Van der Garde with a drive at the season opening Australian Grand Prix. The 29 year-old was dropped in favour of Marcus Ericsson, who moved to Sauber from the now defunct Caterham team, and GP2 graduate Felipe Nasr. Melbourne 7 reporter Kate Jones revealed that the court backed a Swiss court order dictating that he should drive in Melbourne. Giedo's lawyer said that he is 'ready, willing and able' to drive this weekend. He is reportedly keen to meet with the team and arrange a seat fitting for the C34 Ferrari. Sauber are yet to reveal plans for this weekend, and we are yet to see whether Van der Garde will replace Felipe Nasr or Marcus Ericsson. Nasr brought the primary sponsor, Banco do Brasil, to the team, and it is thought that Ericsson will be dropped if VDG is to drive at Albert Park. Part of Sauber's defense was based on claims that a seat could not be made in time, and that Giedo would be at risk driving the car with an ill-fitting seat. These claims were rejected by Van der Garde's lawyers, who asserted that a seat could be made in time. Despite claims that safety would be compromised, the court 'followed the law' and ruled in favour of the driver. Sauber commented on the verdict: After the application defended by Sauber on Monday, March 9, the outcome is unfortunately not as expected. Monisha Kaltenborn, CEO and Team Principal of the Sauber F1 Team, said: "We are disappointed with this decision and now need to take time to understand what it means and the impact it will have on the start of the season. What we cannot do is jeopardize the safety of our team, or any other driver on the track, by having an unprepared driver in a car that has now been tailored to two other assigned drivers." Further details will be published at a later stage.