Christian Klien remained non-committal when asked if he was likely to feature in the Spyker line-up this season, admitting only that he had enjoyed the chance to test with the team at Spa-Francorchamps.

With Markus Winkelhock confirmed late for this weekend's race at the Nurburgring, Klien was something of a wild card selection for the press conference on Thursday, and could shed little light on the team's future plans, in which he is rumoured alongside the likes of Winkelhock, Narain Karthikeyan and, according to certain sources, GP2 midfielder Roldan Rodriguez.

"It's all very open," Klien admitted, "I've done the test with Spyker, so it's down to them if they give me the chance to race for them this year.

"Spyker invited me for a test just to get to know the team [and] get to know the car. Obviously, testing is very restricted this year for a test driver, so it's important to get as much time in the car as possible, so we sat down with Honda and asked them if there was a possibility to test with Spyker and they agreed. They were very supportive and loaned me to Spyker for the day.

"It was obviously a great experience to drive two different cars on one track in one test. It was a very interesting test and there's maybe a chance to do some racing for them this year."

Asked about his chances for next season, Klien also remained tight-lipped, although any opportunity with current employer Honda was dashed around an hour after the press call had finished as the Brackley team re-confirmed Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello for 2008.

 

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