Winkelhock to race at the Nurburgring

After Spyker dropped Christijan Albers a little over a week ago, there was much speculation over who would be taking over his race seat. The speculation has finally ended with Spyker announcing that Markus Winkelhock will be making his Grand Prix debut this weekend at the European Grand Prix at the Nurburgring.

Winkelhock is the son of Manfred Winkelhock, an ex-Formula 1 driver, and has recently been testing for Spyker.

“Obviously it is a dream come true,” Winkelhock remarked. “I haven t had much time in the car this year but I m physically and mentally prepared. It s a one-off opportunity at the moment and I will make the most of it.”

Colin Kolles, team boss at Spyker, explained, “I am pleased to be able to reward Markus for his patience and loyalty to the team over the last 18 months with his F1 debut at the Nurburgring. It s very much a one-off race at the moment as we need some more time to decide who will be Adrian s partner for the rest of the year.”