Albers nears deal for new manager

Thu, 9 August 2007, 11:35

Axed Spyker racer Christijan Albers is edging towards a deal to be managed by Didier Coton.

Frenchman Coton, whose most famous clients are double world champion Mika Hakkinen and Williams’ Alexander Wurz, is reported to have already met with the Dutchman, who split this year with his long time manager Lodewijk Varossieau.

The Dutch magazine Formule 1 Race Report said initial contact between the pair was made at the recent DTM race at Zandvoort.

“I had a meeting with Coton,” Albers, who is 28, confirmed.

“Nothing is fixed yet, as neither of us are in a hurry.

“I have known him already for some time, but before one signs a contract, one should develop a little mutual confidence and learn a bit about one another.”

Albers added: “But he is a real professional and I respect him greatly.”

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