Money's too tight
Christijan Albers largely owed his place in Formula One to being able to pay for his drive - and in the end that was his downfall at Spyker.
First GP: Australia 2005
Best result: 5th
2006 position: 22nd
Previous teams: Midland, Spyker
He had in any case been overshadowed by rookie team-mate Adrian Sutil this season, and when a sponsorship payment failed to turn up they dropped him.
The Dutchman has a smooth, committed driving style allied to a racer's edge.
But the speed shown by Sutil underlined what many suspected - that he was not out of the top drawer.
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