Albers hopes split from manager helps him

Christijan Albers is hoping that a split with his management team will allow him to clear his head and focus on making much-needed improvements on track

Albers hopes split from manager helps him

Albers and Dutch manager Lodewijk Varossieau confirmed that they were parting ways at this weekend's United States Grand Prix, following disagreements about their future plans together.

Speaking to autosport.com about the situation, Albers said he thought the split was best for his future.

"We just had a different version of business and, if you have a different version together and it is not working out anymore, I think that it is best that the parties get out of each other," he said. "And for me hopefully it is getting better now. Maybe I can get a clear head now."

When asked whether he thought the off-track situation had hurt his performance, he said: "Maybe, we will see after the next few races. If it gets better, we can say it had an influence.

"But of course it is not nice to have these sort of issues. It is not like a bad situation, but it has been for a long time now that it has been going on and it is not good for a driver."

Albers said his focus now was on getting to the bottom of the issues he is having adapting his driving style to Bridgestone's tyres and this year's Spyker, rather than finding a new manager quickly.

"We have quite some time to find a good manager, but for me the most important thing is to get everything together with my engineers and with Mike (Gascoyne) to get the car quicker, and get it more to my driving style.

"The most important thing is to keep pushing and keep motivated to wait and hopefully one day we will get it together. That is what I am hoping for. It is coming but, as a sportsman, it never comes quick enough because you want it today.

"So I hope we can find something in the B-version car. We are testing quite a lot of things to make it easier for me, and that is working for me as every time it is getting better and better."

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