I kind of predicted in my post Test Drivers Helmets from March 11 that we may see some of the test drivers on the grid. Not that I am such a visionary, but this happens more less every season. Winkelhock is the first one of them to get promotion to the race seat, although so far for one race only. This creates all German line up for Spyker. It also means there will be five German drivers on the grid of European GP in Germany.
The 27 year old is the son of the late Manfred Winkelhock. He has been in Formula 1 since January 24, 2006 as Midland’s reserve driver. He was signed again by the same team but called Spyker as a test driver for 2007.