Albers to Midland in ’06

The Rotterdam newspaper Het Algemene Dagblad this morning published a story suggesting that Christijan Albers has signed a two-year deal with Midland F1. Swift action is probably a good idea now that Minardi has been taken over and the number of a rent-a-car F1 drives is down to two for 2006, unless any new teams actually appear, which is not very likely in the time available.

Albers knows team boss Colin Kolles from German Formula 3 back in 1999 when Team Kolles Racing was starting out and Albers was driving for the super-successful Bertrand Schafer team.

Our spies suggest that Albers is keen to do a deal but there are one or two questions over whether he has the sponsorship money that is needed to get the Midland F1 drive. The suggestion we have heard is that the drive will cost $6m in 2006.

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