Verstappen looking to America

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The Independent Online

Jos Verstappen has set his sights on a drive in the United States after he was overlooked for the last spot on the Formula One grid.

The Dutchman was favourite to land the second seat at Jordan after leaving Minardi last year. But the Silverstone-based team were unhappy with Verstappen's agent and instead installed Giorgio Pantano as their No 2 driver for this season.

With no obvious route back into Formula One, Verstappen is frantically trying to find a job. The Champ Car World Series in the United States is an option, or the rival Indy Racing League, while a Formula One test drive is a remote possibility.

"We are talking with Formula One teams but also looking to America," he said. "There is nothing concrete but we will talk very fast."

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