Spyker confirm Winkelhock for Nurburgring

Markus Winkelhock will make his Grand Prix debut at this weekend's European Grand Prix, the Spyker team confirmed on Wednesday

Spyker confirm Winkelhock for Nurburgring

The deal to replace Christijan Albers, sacked by the team after the British Grand Prix, is a one-off and Spyker are yet to announce plans for the rest of the season.

Winkelhock, 27, is the son of the late F1 driver Manfred and he has been a tester for Spyker this year.

"Obviously it's a dream come true," said Winkelhock. "I haven't had much time in the car this year but I'm physically and mentally prepared. It's a one-off opportunity at the moment and I will make the most of it."

Team boss Colin Kolles added: "I am pleased to be able to reward Markus for his patience and loyalty to the team over the last 18 months with his F1 debut at the Nurburgring.

"It's very much a one-off race at the moment as we need some more time to decide who will be Adrian's partner for the rest of the year."

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