JANUARY 7, 2003
Albers unlikely to make F1
Christjian Albers is admitting that there is now little chance that he will drive in F1 this year.
"Although we have found the essential budgets for the drive and we are still talking to two companies who are interested to become title sponsor of Minardi F1, the sponsors and Paul Stoddart could not agree on the payments due on the very short term and the contracts," Albers has written on his website. "It is highly likely that Christijan will drive DTM in 2003 and if possible he will try to get some more experience as F1 driver through a position as test/reserve driver with Minardi or another team that has shown serious interest. We hope to finalize negotiations soon."
The news means that Jos Verstappen is now the hot favourite to get the drive.
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