Albers has signed 2007 deal – reports

Wed, 13 September 2006, 04:45

Dutch racer Christijan Albers has signed a contract to drive for Silverstone-based MF1 Racing, now owned and renamed by ‘Spyker’, in 2007.

The 27-year-old is closely linked with team shareholder Michiel Mol, boss of personal sponsor Lost Boys.

The ‘Salzburger Nachrichten’ newspaper added that Albers’ contract contains an exit clause in the event that he is offered a drive for a works formula one outfit, and that current teammate Tiago Monteiro is unlikely to remain beyond the end of 2006.

Albers, meanwhile, insisted in an interview with ‘Telegraaf’ that – in the context of Michael Schumacher’s impending retirement – more older drivers should consider making space on the grid for up-and-coming stars.

He said: ”But the teams are also to blame. They look at the familiar names too much.”


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