Albers admits time running out in F1 quest

Tue, 6 February 2007, 01:04

Time is running out for Christijan Albers to realise his dream of winning the world title.

That is the message of the Dutch press of late, but the 27-year-old Spyker driver also admitted as much at the launch on Monday of his 2007 mount.

“I am running out of years, everyone says that and I know it,” he commented.

Eindhoven-born Albers debuted in 2005 for Minardi, and he last year moved into the similarly uncompetitive Midland-MF1 team that was affected by the turmoil of the sale to Spyker.

“It looks amazing,” Albers, referring to the F8-VII racer at Silverstone, added, “but that doesn’t necessarily mean it will be quick.

“We don’t know exactly how good it will be until we start testing it but one thing we do know is that we are not going to be out the front.

“We have to be realistic.”

He welcomed the recent arrival at Silverstone-based Spyker of renowned technical boffin Mike Gascoyne, and also the departure of teammate Tiago Monteiro, replaced by the rookie Adrian Sutil.

“It is good — it wakes me up,” Albers said.


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