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Albers handed Jordan test drive 19 Nov 2004

Christijan Albers (NED) has a seat fitting with Jordan Grand Prix. Jordan Grand Prix Headquarters, Silverstone, England, 15 November 2004.

Dutchman Christijan Albers will resume his Formula One career next month when he drives for Jordan at Jerez in the team’s first test since the end of the 2004 season.

Albers, a test driver with Minardi in 2001 and 2002, visited Jordan’s Silverstone factory this week for a seat fitting in preparation for the session at the Spanish circuit on December 1.

"Christijan is a quick and committed up-and-coming talent, as we've seen in German F3 and this year in DTM,” said team boss Eddie Jordan. “We have a mutual sponsor in Trust so we have been watching his career with interest. I have wanted to test him for some time so I am glad that the opportunity has finally come - it's an exciting time for all of us."

Albers, 25, is a former German Formula Three champion and has spent the last three seasons competing in the German DTM series. He finished third in this year’s championship with Mercedes, scoring one win and six podium finishes.

Following Alber’s test, Jordan will run for an additional three days at Jerez until December 4, with an interim chassis and 2004-spec Cosworth engines. Drivers for the remainder of the test will be announced shortly.