Klien blanks Toyota rumours

Sat, 23 June 2007, 07:30

Christian Klien has refused to clearly deny rumours that he could be on the way to Toyota next year.

The former Jaguar and Red Bull racer switched to the test role at Honda for 2007 in a bid to start to claw his way back to the grand prix grid.

But with the Japanese squad looking to keep both Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button on board in 2008, 24-year-old Klien could instead be looking to fill beleaguered Toyota driver Ralf Schumacher’s race seat.

Sportnet.at asked the Austrian, a veteran of 48 grands prix, if he was still hoping to race for Honda in the future.

“You should ask the team about drivers,” he answered.

Regarding the Toyota speculation, Klien added: “Like I said, it is each team’s responsibility to make statements about its driver situation.

“I can say nothing more about it.”

What he could say, however, is that he fully intends to return to the formula one field before too long.

“When it will be, we will have to find out,” Klien concluded.

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