Klien hopes Alonso ignites driver market

Sat, 15 September 2007, 05:46

Christian Klien is hoping that the fallout from the espionage saga helps him to land a formula one race seat next year.

Paddock sentiment is growing seemingly by the hour that Fernando Alonso’s position at McLaren is now untenable.

While the unhappy Spaniard is reportedly hoping his team’s FIA sanction has triggered an exit clause in his contract, team boss Ron Dennis was asked by reporters at Spa-Francorchamps why he has not already fired Alonso for his destructive behaviour in 2007.

“If Alonso changes teams, then the driver market will come alive again,” Honda test driver Christian Klien told the Austrian newspaper Kurier.

He predicted: “For me also new opportunities could open up. In a lot of ways everything depends on Alonso.”

Klien has previously been linked with Spyker, while Nico Rosberg – among the favourites to replace Alonso at McLaren – might vacate his seat at the Williams team.

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