Sutil feels responsible for Albers axe

Sun, 7 October 2007, 02:09

German rookie Adrian Sutil says he feels partly responsible for the departure from Spyker and formula one earlier this year of Christijan Albers.

Albers split with the Silverstone based team in July due to a loss of his sponsorship dollars, but Sutil told the newspaper Algemeen Dagblad: “He had no chance against me.”

Albers, who had previously driven for Minardi, and then for Midland-Spyker alongside Tiago Monteiro, was consistently outperformed by Sutil this year.

Sutil continued: “The best thing you can do is beat your teammate. It means you have done your job well.

“I think I made Albers nervous, and as a result a lot of things went wrong for him.”

So impressive has Sutil been, that he is strongly linked with moves to Toyota or Williams, despite his 2008 contract with Spyker.

“There is interest in Adrian, but no offer,” his manager Karl-Heinz Zimmermann said, according to Sport Bild.

“At the moment Alonso is holding up everything and so all the teams are waiting,” he added.

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