Watch out for Sutil, Hamilton tells Albers

Spyker's new signing Adrian Sutil has been tipped to outshine new teammate Christijan Albers this season, despite being a Formula One rookie

Watch out for Sutil, Hamilton tells Albers

That is the view of McLaren's Lewis Hamilton, who drove alongside the German during his successful title-winning campaign in the Formula Three Euro Series in 2005.

Speaking to this week's Autosport, Hamilton believes Sutil could reinvigorate Spyker and Albers in the way that Robert Kubica shook up Nick Heidfeld at BMW Sauber last season.

"Everyone knows what Albers can do," said Hamilton. "But I think it's going to be like Kubica joining Heidfeld at BMW and giving him a big wake-up call.

"Adrian will do the same to Albers. In fact, I expect him to be quicker. He's a really good driver who taught me a lot when we were together."

Sutil signed to drive for Spyker shortly before Christmas, having impressed the team during several Friday practice outings last year.

The German, who captured the Japanese F3 crown last year, was runner-up to Hamilton in the F3 Euro Series in 2005.

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