Klien wants to keep BMW test seat

Wed, 6 August 2008, 12:07

Christian Klien has this week said he sees retaining his test seat at BMW-Sauber as his best opportunity for 2009.

The Austrian, a former race driver at Jaguar and Red Bull, has often expressed his desire to get back to the F1 grid, but he ruled out again making a bid for a Force India cockpit.

“As it is I would rather test for BMW-Sauber than race with them.

“Of course, a lot of good people are with Force India, but with their car, you can basically only show your talent when it rains,” he said in interview with motorline.cc.

It is expected BMW-Sauber will decide its full driver lineup for next year in August or September.

“I would like to stay with the team,” Klien said, ruling out taking a step back into the GP2 series but remaining open to the idea of contesting the Le Mans 24 Hour race again in 2009.

He also ruled out going to America’s oval-predominated IRL series, because it is “too dangerous”.

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