Heidfeld rises above the insults

Nick Heidfeld has risen above the insult thrown at him by aToyota boss, John Howett, by refusing to respond. Howett stated that he felt Heidfeld belongs no higher in F1 than the “upper midfield” and that “with him, we would not improve.”

Howett’s comments come after rumours that the Toyota team were contemplating signing the German driver as a replacement for current Toyota driver, Ralf Schumacher.

Heidfeld, whose contract with BMW-Sauber expires soon, refuses to rise to the bait, even though it would the Toyota team would be easy pickings having failed to win a grand prix in six years despite huge financial backing.

“I know what I can do,” Heidfeld said. “I would rather keep driving quickly than try to respond with my mouth.”