Spyker MD Colin Kolles has admitted that he cannot wait for the team's B-spec car to debut later this season, after watching another disappointing day of practice for Christijan Albers and Adrian Sutil at Magny-Cours.

Kolles told reporters that, despite repeated off-track moments for both drivers, it was the current F8-VII that was the weak link in the set-up, and that the development car - the first to receive substantial input from chief technical officer Mike Gascoyne - could not come fast enough.

"Today was not the best day to be honest, and I'm not very happy today," he lamented, "I cannot hide it - one monocoque is broken, so it's not very good. The only cure is a better car."

Kolles confirmed that the B-spec machine was still on schedule to appear at the Turkish Grand Prix in late August, but revealed that it would be substantially different from the car currently being campaigned by its hapless drivers.

"On the mechanical side, it's basically a complete new car," he explained, "It will be the basis for the 2008 car and, aerodynamically, it will be a complete new update - basically new engine cover, sidepods, front wings, rear wings. It's basically a complete new car."

The only drawback to the design and build programme, he revealed, was that there probably wouldn't be time to test the new car before Istanbul.

"I hope it's quick enough, which is a big question mark," he concluded.

Kolles was also asked about the latest situation regarding Spyker's protest of so-called 'customer cars', but refused to elaborate, claiming that the arbitration process prevented him from divulging any more than was already common knowledge.

"It's a legal issue, so I cannot give you any detail," he said, refusing to comment on suggestions that he had added further complaints about updates to the Super Aguri SA07, "As you know, the court is setting up dates, so I cannot tell you."

Kolles confirmed that no date had yet been set for an arbitration hearing.

 

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