BMW-Sauber’s Nick Heidfeld is frustrated about the media frenzy surrounding his new rookie teammate Robert Kubica.
Although the 29-year-old German has a secure contract for the 2007 season, he told a magazine this week that he – not Polish youngster Kubica – is the true star of the BMW camp.
His annoyance was probably triggered by team radio messages at Suzuka informing him that 21-year-old Kubica, who was following Heidfeld on the Japanese track, ‘is faster’.
“I am usually faster than him and have scored more points since we came together,” Heidfeld was quoted as insisting to Auto Motor Und Sport, “so if Kubica is so good then what am I?”
Heidfeld’s original teammate at BMW-Sauber in 2006 was Jacques Villeneuve, who was replaced by Kubica following the German GP in July.