Heidfeld not worried about expiring BMW deal

Wed, 4 April 2007, 10:28

Nick Heidfeld says he is not worried that his contract with the BMW Sauber team is up for review at the end of 2007.

“It is nothing new to me,” the 29-year-old German said, “as I have been in formula one for several years and often in a similar situation.

“On the other hand, when I am at the circuit or sitting in the car, I don’t think about those things. Instead, I am always giving my best,” Heidfeld told the specialist magazine Auto Motor und Sport.

Heidfeld is openly critical of BMW’s policy to rest a race driver on each Friday morning this year so that German rookie Sebastian Vettel can have 90 minutes of practice.

Some suggest that the teenager Vettel’s presence at the circuits is an obstacle to Heidfeld’s chances of renewing his tenure at the Swiss squad in 2008.

Asked if the speculation worried him, Heidfeld answered: “No.”

He also answered in the negative to whether he thought Hinwil based BMW was ready to win a grand prix on merit in 2007.

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