The team are yet to announce a replacement driver for the Nurburgring round next week and any one of a number of racers could fill Albers’ place.
Spyker has four test drivers: Giedo van der Garde, Marcus Winkelhock, Adrian Valles and Fairuz Fauzy.
But the Dutch team were expected to give former F1 racer Jos Verstappen a test drive in the car at Spa-Francorchamps this week. Might they fall back on the experienced and popular Dutchman?
Other F1 test drivers with substantial race experience have been linked to the seat including Marc Gene, Christian Klien and Narain Karthikeyan. The latter raced for the team in 2005 when they were Jordan.