Spyker announce test driver line-up

The Spyker F1 team have announced their test and reserve driver line-up for the 2007 season, with a total of four men set to test for the squad

Spyker announce test driver line-up

 Malaysian Fairuz Fauzy will join the team alongside Spaniard Adrian Valles and German Markus Winkelhock.

Dutchman Giedo van der Garde was also listed by the team, despite having a contract with the Super Aguri squad, for whom he was testing just this week at Valencia.

"I initiated our young driver programme when we took over Jordan and already we have seen success with Adrian Sutil graduating to a race driving position in the team," said team boss Colin Kolles.

"I also think it is a good reflection on how our team operates that we are able to bring out the best in these young drivers.

"It is an important part of what we do and I am confident that there will also be long-term benefit both to the team and Formula One."

Fauzy joins the team from the GP2 series, where he raced in 2006. The Malaysian will be one of the team's Friday drivers in 2007.

"Ever since Formula One came to Malaysia, I have dreamed of this opportunity and I am excited to carry the ambitions of my country into the pinnacle of motorsport," he said.

Spyker said van der Garde also joins the team as a Friday driver. The Dutchman was working with the Super Aguri team at Valencia yesterday.

Winkelhock, already with the team last year, and Valles, join as test and development drivers.

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