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Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-09-14

A year after leaving Formula One, German Nick Heidfeld (photo) is back with the Sauber team. He replaces replacing Pedro de la Rosa who was not competitive for his team manager and owner Peter Sauber.

AFP - Nick Heidfeld has rejoined Swiss Formula One team Sauber, replacing Spainard Pedro de la Rosa with immediate effect.

The 33-year-old German has been drafted in for the five final races of the season to race for the team he left in 2009 when BMW pulled out of Formula One, reported SID, an AFP subsidiary.

"I'm just dying to have the chance to race Formula One once again, starting with the (September 26) Singapore Grand Prix," said Heidfeld.

Heidfeld had joined Mercedes at the start of the Formula One season as back up for drivers Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg, but left them mid-season to work for tyre manufacturer Pirelli.

Having already driven for Prost (2000), Sauber (2001-2003), Jordan (2004), Williams (2005) and BMW (2006-2009), Heidfeld has raced in 167 Grand Prixs during his career.

He has appeared on the podium 12 times and had one start in pole-position.

The driver Heidfeld is replacing, De la Rosa, has mustered only six points in 14 races with a seventh placing his best finish.

The other Sauber driver, Japan's Kamui Kobayashi, is in 12th place in the championship on 21 points.

"It's been a tough decision to take for me and I'd like to thank Pedro for his professionnalism," said team owner and founder Peter Sauber.

"In signing Nick, we have someone we know extremely well who will allow us to judge the potential of our car."

De la Rosa said he was "surprised by the team's decision" but said he would respect it.

"I still have the intention of being in Formula One in 2011," he said.
 

Date created : 2010-09-14

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