Sign Nick quick, Stuck tells BMW

Mon, 16 April 2007, 04:30

A former grand prix driver has urged BMW to quickly sign up Nick Heidfeld for the 2008 season.

The German manufacturer, which owns the Swiss based F1 team BMW-Sauber, has yet to take up an ‘option’ that includes next year on 29-year-old Heidfeld’s current contract.

It was previously believed that the seat could be given to team boss Mario Theissen’s German protégé Sebastian Vettel, but Heidfeld has so far in 2007 outclassed his contracted teammate Robert Kubica and in Bahrain executed a skilful overtaking move on world champion Fernando Alonso.

Germany’s Hans-Joachim Stuck, who drove 74 grands prix in the 70s, told the Cologne newspaper ‘Express’: “In Theissen’s place I would hurry (to sign Heidfeld) before all the other teams discover Nick’s rare talent.”

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