Champ Car champion Sebastien Bourdais will be given another chance to shine at the wheel of a Toro Rosso.
That is the promise of Gerhard Berger, who alongside Red Bull magnate Dietrich Mateschitz co-owns the Faenza based grand prix team.
Bourdais, 27, tested a Toro Rosso late last year but insists that he will honour his contract for 2007 with Champ Car team Newman-Haas.
Indeed, Berger counts Bourdais among the contenders for a ride next year, and told Auto Motor und Sport that the Frenchman will “continue to be observed” by Toro Rosso.
After criticising Vitantonio Liuzzi and Scott Speed in the same interview with the German magazine, former grand prix winner Berger then applauded Bourdais for the “seriousness” with which he approaches his job.
“The only question that remains now is how much quicker he can go. A second test will give us the answer,” Berger said.