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NOVEMBER 1, 2005

Albers joins Midland

The Midland Group has announced that Christijan Albers will be one of its race drivers in 2006. Midland also said that it will be re-launching the team formally on November 15, the date the entries close for the 2006 Formula 1 World Championship. Albers is due to do his first tests with the team on December 7 at Jerez.

Albers is believed to be bringing money to the team but it is not entirely clear where this is coming from although Albers mentioned the ABN Amro Bank and Peter Jan Rubingh, a major player in the WP Stewart financial business, which was involved in talks this summer to buy Minardi. We hear that Albers is bringing around $6m in sponsorship.