Christijan Albers has admitted to cynicism amid reports that Dutch countryman Jos Verstappen is likely to test his Spyker formula one car later this year.
The 28-year-old, who has struggled to match the pace of his rookie teammate Adrian Sutil so far in 2007, told Formule 1 Race Report that former grand prix driver Verstappen’s run would be “good for publicity”.
“But if you ask me,” Albers told the magazine, “a formula one team is assessed rather by performances and results. Of course, though, a sportsman would say that.”
He did admit, however, to “appreciating” his bosses’ reasons for probably giving Verstappen a test in 2007.