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Albers could be replaced by Nurburgring

Christijan AlbersChristijan Albers' immediate future with Spyker is in doubt, autosport.com has learned, with sources claiming that he is set to be replaced by the European Grand Prix in two weeks' time.

The Dutchman has had a frustrating season and has been overshadowed by rookie teammate Adrian Sutil. Matters have also not been helped by a split with his management team.

On the back of those performances, and the pitstop blunder at the French Grand Prix when he lefts the pits with the refuelling hose still attached to his car, speculation about his future has been increasing.

It is now understood that Spyker's management are actively considering replacing the Dutchman for the European Grand Prix, although it is not clear how far advanced the plans are.

There are believed to be several drivers in frame for the second Spyker seat, with Christian Klien, Marc Gene and Narain Karthikeyan all being linked with the seat.

There are even suggestions that any possible replacement could test for the team at Spa-Francorchamps this week.

Spyker boss Colin Kolles would not speak about the matter when asked by autosport.com. "I've got no comment," he said.

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