Vettel to continue BMW role in China

Wed, 20 September 2006, 12:19

Sebastian Vettel will definitely be BMW-Sauber’s ‘Friday’ driver in Shanghai later this month.

Although speculation after Monza suggested that the 19-year-old German was keener to focus on the F3 Euroseries championship battle, German reports say Vettel will make his third F1 appearance ahead of the Chinese GP.

It is nonetheless understood that he is coming under pressure from Red Bull, his chief backer, to focus on his own career rather than the wishes of BMW.

But the mass circulation Bild-Zeitung newspaper cited the information of BMW motor sport director Mario Theissen in reporting that Vettel is set to drive in China.

His participation in the subsequent rounds in Japan and Brazil is less certain, but Theissen revealed at Monza that BMW will decide ‘from race to race’.


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