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Angry Albers blasts Super Aguri

Written by: Staff

IMOLA, Italy, Apr 23 (Reuters) Midland driver Christijan Albers blasted Formula One rivals Super Aguri today for ''taking too many risks'' in their desperation to get ahead of his team.

The Dutchman's car rolled five times before coming to rest upside down in the gravel after being hit on the first lap of the San Marino Grand Prix by Super Aguri's struggling Japanese rookie Yuji Ide.

''With all due respect to the Super Aguri drivers, they are being much too aggressive in trying to jump ahead of us at the start so that they can hold us up during the race, as they've done in the past,'' said Albers, who climbed out of the car unhurt.

''They are taking too many risks, and we saw today how dangerous this can be.

''I don't understand the tactic because I would have conceded the position to Ide had he been in a position to take it,'' he added.

''Instead, he just pushed me off the road from behind.'' Neither Midland nor fellow newcomers Super Aguri have scored any points in four races and they are fighting a private battle of the backmarkers. Midland are quicker but the Japanese team have made beating them their target.

Reuters PM DB2112

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