Ho-Pin Tung is still in talks with teams about becoming a formula one test driver.
That is the claim of the Dutch-born Chinese racer’s manager, Bert Winkler. He told the magazine Formule 1 RaceReport that he is also negotiating with potential sponsors, but stopped short of dropping any names.
Tung, the 24-year-old reigning German F3 champion who presently drives in the A1GP series, had negotiated with Spyker about a test job this year but presumably did not find the necessary backing.
“We also didn’t want Ho-Pin to become a fifth wheel,” Winkler insisted, referring to Spyker’s already top-heavy test lineup featuring some four drivers.
Tung tested for Williams in 2003.