Struggling drivers Ricardo Rosset and Jan Magnussen continue to fight for their F1 futures as the season approaches its halfway mark.

Rosset was thought to be on his way out of Tyrrell, despite a better performance in Canada, when Danish driver Tom Kristensen tested for the team at Monza recently. Tyrrell boss Craig Pollock apparently offered Rosset the chance to leave the team voluntarily with a full refund of sponsorship money, but the Brazilian refused. A shootout between Rosset and Kristensen is now likely at the pre-French GP test.

Any meaningful comparison between the two at Monza was scuppered by the rain which prevented Kristensen from recording a representative dry time. The Dane has less F1 experience than his rival, but comes with a full endorsement from Jacques Villeneuve, who raced against him in Japan.

Ironically, as one Dane is poised to enter F1, another could be on his way out, as Stewart ponders Jan Magnussen's future. The team replaced Magnussen with Jos Verstappen for this week's test at Magny-Cours, and Jackie Stewart conceded that either driver could appear at the French GP next weekend. A decision is likely to follow the completion of Verstappen's test.



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