Heidfeld fired up for F1 return

Nick Heidfeld says he is raring to go in Singapore, as the German makes his return to the Formula One cockpit.

Earlier this week it was announced that the 33-year-old would replace Pedro de la Rosa with immediate effect, linking up with Kamui Kobayashi at Sauber.

“I can’t wait to get back in the race car,” said Heidfeld. “I’m not just very much looking forward to going racing again, as I regard it as a special bonus that my first race will be the Singapore Grand Prix. Two years ago this race immediately became one of my favourites.

“Of course I can hardly imagine how the circuit will suit the car as I haven’t driven it yet, but according to everything I saw and from what I have heard, the performance should be better in Singapore compared to Monza. Another positive thing is we found out I probably can use my seat from last year.

“This does not only save a lot of work, but it also gives me a good feeling because it was a very good seat and normally you have to do a lot of fine tuning until it fits that well. I’m also very much looking forward to really getting to know James Key and my team-mate, Kamui, and working with both of them.”