BMW plans future without Heidfeld - report

Nick Heidfeld faces a struggle to keep his BMW-Sauber seat beyond the end of this season, according to a report in the German press. Bild newspaper claims the 32-year-old, to start his tenth Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday, has been earmarked for ...

Nick Heidfeld faces a struggle to keep his BMW-Sauber seat beyond the end of this season, according to a report in the German press.

Bild newspaper claims the 32-year-old, to start his tenth Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday, has been earmarked for replacement by the Hinwil based team.

The report said German team BMW plans to keep the Pole Robert Kubica for 2010.

Triple world champion Niki Lauda commented: "Nick is in a trap. His contract is running out and he should be fighting, but with the car he has he is not able to show what he can still do."

Heidfeld added: "The whole team is not happy with our situation, and the same is true for me as well."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nick Heidfeld , Niki Lauda , Robert Kubica
Teams Sauber