Heidfeld Enjoys his 'Most Exciting Race'

Nick Heidfeld was delighted after scoring his second Formula One podium in what the Williams driver claimed was the most exciting race of his career

Heidfeld Enjoys his 'Most Exciting Race'

"I am very happy, this was the most exciting race I ever had in F1," said Heidfeld, who fought his way through the field after a disappointing qualifying.

"I pushed hard from the start since I had to recover from my 10th grid position and I had a good race with some exciting overtaking. It was real fun.

"At a lot of stages I got involved in battles with two other cars and we had several good fights, but in the end I got the upper hand. The car performed well and so did the BMW engine and our Michelin tyres.

"Still, as usual in a hot race when it is the last thing you would like to happen, I had a problem with the drink bottle from the very first laps, which made my life more difficult."

Heidfeld's first podium had been with Sauber at the 2001 Brazilian Grand Prix.

The German driver, who won a head to head battle with Brazilian Antonio Pizzonia to take the second seat at Williams, had scored just three points last season with the Jordan team.

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