Klien not staying as Honda tester

Thu, 25 October 2007, 01:30

Christian Klien says he has little interest in returning to Honda next year as test driver.

The Austrian 24-year-old filled the role this season, but he tells the news agency APA that he only accepted the job as a stepping stone back to the formula one grid.

“The race seats are occupied (at Honda) so to spend another year as test driver brings me nothing,” Klien, who debuted for Jaguar in 2004 and raced for Red Bull in 2005 and 2006, said.

He said he never considered the Honda role as a “permanent solution”.

“One year is enough testing,” Klien added. “I want to race again.”

He said there are still some opportunities on the 2008 grid up for grabs.

“But first we have to wait and see what Fernando Alonso does,” Klien explained. “It does not look too bad, but we are still two or three weeks away.”

Klien tested for Spyker at Spa-Francorchamps in July.

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