Nick Heidfeld’s new full beard is not a lucky charm, the 29-year-old German has explained.
The BMW driver emerged in the 2007 pre-season with an updated image, but he denied that he is now feeling superstitious about shaving after discovering the impressive performance of his new single seater.
“I don’t think it gives me luck or anything like that,” Heidfeld told Bild an Sonntag when asked about the beard.
“I simply got tired of wasting time in front of the mirror every morning, and since then everyone said it looks ok.
“Even my daughter Juni seems to like it, so for the moment I am leaving it the way it is!”