Spyker racer Christijan Albers has fired a parting shot at departing engine supplier Toyota, after the Dutch team inked a switch to Ferrari power for next year.
The 27-year-old Dutchman suggested to magazine ‘Formule 1 Race Report’ that the Silverstone based squad only started to question its Japanese supplier in the second year of their collaboration, 2006.
Albers said: “Toyota’s ten cylinder was one of the strongest in formula one, but the V8 was clearly not as good.
“This fact was already clear to us at the beginning of the season.”
Albers’ best race finish this season was tenth, at the rain-affected Hungarian grand prix. Teammate Tiago Monteiro also did not score a point.