Christian Klien to test for Spyker at Spa 

Written by David on July 11th, 2007 at 10:53 pmLast Update: July 11th, 2007 at 10:53 pm

Christian KlienHonda test and reserve driver Christian Klien has been granted permission to test with the Spyker Ferrari squad on Thursday at Spa Francorchamps. Yesterday the team confirmed that Christijan Albers had, with immediate effect, been dropped from the driver line-up.

“We are very grateful to the Honda Racing F1 Team for releasing Christian at such short notice to drive for the final day of our three-day test at Spa,” said Spyker Team Principal Colin Kolles. “There are many elements to be considered before we can make our final decision on drivers and we will carefully evaluate all the options over the coming days before making any announcement regarding the European Grand Prix and beyond.”

Klien, the former Jaguar and Red Bull racer, was naturally happy to be testing with the Anglo-Dutch team.

“I am very happy to have been invited to test for Spyker in Spa, one of my favourite tracks, and to have the opportunity to work with a team which is determined to make progress this season,” he said.
“I would like to thank Spyker for this opportunity and also the Honda Racing F1 Team for its help and support in permitting me to test for another team on this occasion.”

Gil de Ferran, Honda Sporting Director of commented: “Christian has had limited time in the car this year as a result of the testing regulations. This test with Spyker could lead to him returning to a race seat and those opportunities do not come along often. As we have demonstrated on previous occasions, Honda will do whatever is possible to help our young drivers to further their careers and keep moving forward.”

Source: f1 live

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