Despite rumours suggesting that Markus Winkelhock, Christian Klien and Narain Karthikeyan could all occupy the Spyker team's second car this season, test driver Adrian Valles is keen to add his name to the list.

Most reports claim that Winkelhock is favourite to race Christijan Albers' former mount at the Nurburgring this weekend, with Karthikeyan or Klien taking over for the balance of the year, but Valles has told the Spanish media that he could be in line for an F1 debut at the Hungaroring in early August.

"There is no chance of me racing at the Nurburgring, but it is possible that I can race in Hungary," Valles told as.com.

The optimism comes despite the fact that the Valencia native has yet to complete sufficient mileage to qualify for a superlicence and has already badly damaged one of the F8-VII chassis in his limited testing opportunities.

"Certainly, the current situation presents an opportunity for me, but to become an official pilot is quite difficult and depends on many factors," he was quoted as having told his personal website following Albers' departure, "We have to talk with the team and work very hard to ensure that this small possibility bears fruit. However, if this chance to replace Christijan does not come to anything, I will not see it as a failure. This year is all about learning, with the objective of being a regular pilot in 2008."

 

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