Pizzonia replaces Heidfeld at Monza

Nick Heidfeld will not take part in this weekend's Italian Grand Prix at Monza for the BMW WilliamsF1 Team. After driving in Friday's Free Practice sessions yesterday, Nick experienced a strong headache and this morning, together with the ...

Nick Heidfeld will not take part in this weekend's Italian Grand Prix at Monza for the BMW WilliamsF1 Team.

After driving in Friday's Free Practice sessions yesterday, Nick experienced a strong headache and this morning, together with the team, decided not to continue his on track duties.

Nick crashed whilst testing at the Autodromo di Monza at Lesmo One on August 26th, and will now rest for a few days to recuperate completely in order to return to the cockpit as soon as possible.

Nick said: "I spoke with Gary Hartstein and Sid Watkins this morning and they both recommended that I did not drive."

The team's test and reserve driver Antonio Pizzonia (BRA) will take Nick's place in the WilliamsF1 BMW FW27 for the rest of the weekend. This will be Antonio's 16th Grand Prix. His last race was here, in Monza.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Antonio Pizzonia , Nick Heidfeld
Teams Williams