Verstappen to test for Spyker

Mon, 14 May 2007, 02:05

Holland’s super-popular former F1 racer Jos Verstappen could return to official formula one action later this year.

It is reported in the Dutch press that the 35-year-old, who last drove for Minardi in 2003, is to possibly test for the Dutch team Spyker on the Friday of the Belgian grand prix in September.

The idea, which could also involve a private test, belongs to his long time sponsor Trust, and in Barcelona, team chief Michiel Mol confirmed that it is a possibility, according to the magazine Formule 1 Race Report.

“When I was asked about it, I immediately thought that it is a good idea,” Mol said.

Spa-Francorchamps is the closest thing on the current formula one calendar to a home race for Dutch fans.

“At the moment this is just a discussion,” Mol continued. “Nothing has been decided yet.”

Mol insisted, however, that the news should not be interpreted as a move to oust Christijan Albers, who so far in 2007 has failed to shine alongside his rookie teammate Adrian Sutil.

But Verstappen insisted that he had “no idea” whether his Spyker ride is designed to put countryman Albers under pressure.

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