Albers postpones Jordan test

German Touring Car (DTM) driver Christijan Albers has postponed his F1 test with Jordan until after the DTM season is finished. The Dutchman, who races for Mercedes, was due to test with Jordan at Silverstone in September but it's been put back until December, at Jerez.

Christijan Albers.
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"I am very enthusiastic about the test session at Jordan and appreciate their willingness to be flexible," said Albers. "After this DTM season I will be well prepared for the test and I want show the team that I belong in Formula One. This is my ultimate aim in my career and I hope to drive for one of the top teams."

Albers previously tested for Minardi in 2002 but decided to concentrate on the DTM when he was promoted to the HWA Mercedes squad at the beginning of the 2003 season. He fought with teammate Bernd Schneider, DTM's most successful driver, for last year's title all the way to the final race.

This year Albers is currently second in the DTM standings and has been battling with Audi's Mattias Ekstr?m for much of the season. Gary Paffett, also Mercedes, is third in the championship and it looks set to be a three-way fight for the title. Paffett has also attracted attention from F1, with Sauber keeping an eye on the Briton.