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Welcome Back Quick Nick!


By Sauber Motorsport
September 23 2010

Sauber Motorsport announces a driver change: From the Singapore Grand Prix, 23rd to 26th of September 2010, until the end of the season Nick Heidfeld will be driving the second C29 alongside Japan’s Kamui Kobayashi. Thirty three-year-old Heidfeld from Germany replaces Spaniard Pedro de la Rosa (39). The team’s contract with Nick Heidfeld comes into effect on Friday, 17th September.

Team Principal Peter Sauber said: “It was a hard decision for me to make as a Team Principal and I want to thank Pedro for his professionalism. By signing Nick we have a driver we know extremely well who will help us to further judge the comparative potential of our car.” Pedro de la Rosa: “I am surprised by the team´s decision, but I respect it and would like to wish everyone good luck for the remainder of the season. I still intend to be in Formula One for 2011.” Nick Heidfeld: “I’m looking forward like crazy to having the opportunity to go racing again in a good car in Formula One from the Singapore Grand Prix onwards. After the last months I’m even more motivated than ever. For me it is like coming home, as I raced for seven years in total for the team from Hinwil. Without doubt I will be feeling at home straight away and this should help me to familiarise myself as soon as possible with the car. I want to thank Peter Sauber for the faith he has put in me.”

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Welcome Back Quick Nick!
Discussion started by BMW Sauber F1 (IP Logged), 23/09/2010 20:01
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23/09/2010 20:01
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crusty_bread
24/09/2010 07:40
Yes- Welcome back indeed. Justice is done at long last.

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KineticKid
24/09/2010 14:15
Agreed!

He looked fairly impressive in FP1

SauberF1-Canada
SauberF1-Canada
24/09/2010 17:22
Great to see Nick back out there, and he could've done a lot worse than 13th in FP2. Looks like he's adjusting to the car nicely.

German Rocket
German Rocket
25/09/2010 17:16
After watching the qualifying, what can I say,

Nick is back and as strong as ever.

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crusty_bread
26/09/2010 08:08
He was bang on Kamui's pace right up until Q2. Not sure what went wrong there.

Insight
Insight whisperer
04/10/2010 11:23
Don't be so quick to celebrate Nick's comeback. He won't be on board in Sauber for 2011. There are only political/economic reasons why he signed for the last 5 races, not performance wise.

Who will be partner of Kobayashi in 2011? It's done deal. It will be Sergio Perez, 2 years contract.
Needless to say Slim will get on board too.

So don't be so grateful to Peter Sauber

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barteks
04/10/2010 15:02
So bye bye Nick.

2008 Prediction Champion

German Rocket
German Rocket
04/10/2010 15:02
Bye-bye Nick.

Good luck, Peter. You now have one less fan.

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