At October’s Japanese grand prix, it will be announced that Christijan Albers is to be retained for 2007 at the Silverstone-based team currently known as ‘MF1′.
With apparent confirmation from Albers’ manager Lodewijk Varossieau, Dutch magazine ‘Formule 1 RaceReport’ revealed on Monday that the 27-year-old from Eindhoven is certain to stick around beyond the end of the year.
But due to uncertainty about the future ownership of the currently Midland-run outfit, Suzuka has been chosen as a more appropriate time for an official announcement. Dutchman Albers is linked closely with the group which is hopeful of buying MF1, involving personal sponsor ‘Lost Boys’ and the Dutch car maker Spyker.
Formule 1 RaceReport, however, additionally reports that Albers, a former front runner in the DTM touring car category, is keen to land a test for a more competitive grand prix team.
”I do want to test another car,” he confirmed, ”in order to show what I am capable of.
”Just once, I want to appear at the top of the times.”