Heidfeld wants several more years on grid

Sat, 22 September 2007, 12:07

Nick Heidfeld has repeated his desire to prolong his formula one career for several more years.

The 30-year-old German, who recently extended his BMW-Sauber contract for reportedly two more years following an impressive 2007 season, said at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt that he will not think about retiring for “seven or eight” more years.

“I am having enormous fun at the moment, and so I waste no time thinking about stopping,” Heidfeld said, according to the German news agency ‘sid’.

He added that charging for his first drivers’ world championship should be realistic in the next couple of years.

“I am confident that it will work out,” Heidfeld continued. “In the next season I would like to win my first race, and after that fight for the title.

His team boss, Mario Theissen, agrees.

“We are actually ahead of where we thought we would be,” the German said.

“So because the season has gone so well for us, we are able to concentrate 100 per cent now on the new car for 2008.

“We also know that the last step towards the front is the most difficult,” Theissen added.

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