The Six Million Euro Man?

Dutchman waiting on F1's last available seat

Last Updated: 19/01/12 2:57pm

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Giedo van der Garde: Waiting for news on a possible seat at HRT

Giedo van der Garde: Waiting for news on a possible seat at HRT

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According to a report in Spain, the second seat at HRT - the last available on the 2012 grid - will cost at least €6million and Dutchman Giedo van der Garde has the money.

Spanish newspaper Marca has reported that HRT are looking for a considerable financial injection from their second driver, with the six million mark said to be the minimum requirement.

Van der Garde, who finished fifth in last year's GP2 Series and third in the GP2 Asia Series, has been linked with the position and appears upbeat about his prospects.

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The 26-year-old wrote on Twitter: "I'm still waiting for news. Training very hard at the moment, to prepare myself the best! I'm Positive to have good news soon. Keep following".

Van der Garde has previous F1 experience, having been part of the McLaren Young Drivers' Programme in 2006 and as well as testing for Spyker in 2007.

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