Klien still jobless for 2008 season

Thu, 31 January 2008, 08:03

After leaving Honda and missing out on a Force India vacancy, Christian Klien is still without a drive in motor racing for the 2008 season.

The 24-year-old Austrian has confirmed that he has not yet concluded a deal to race in the DTM series this year, after testing recently for Mercedes-Benz at the Estoril circuit.

“At the moment no decision has been made,” Klien, who raced 48 times for Jaguar and Red Bull before testing for Honda last season, told Europolitan.

He was, however, impressed with the German touring car machinery when he tried the C-Class Mercedes for the first time in Portugal.

“I was surprised,” Klien said. “The performance of the car – the power and braking – was impressive for a touring car. The driving characteristics were rather similar to a formula one car,” he added.

If he does not secure a role in motor racing this year, Klien is likely to have to serve his six months of mandatory Austrian military service.

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