Heidfeld given green light to race

Nick Heidfeld has got the all clear to race at this weekend's European Grand Prix, team boss Peter Sauber has confirmed

Heidfeld given green light to race

The young German suffered headaches and concussion after two accidents on two consecutive days at the last round in Canada. He crashed in qualifying after losing control of his Sauber C20 on the final chicane of the Gilles Villeneuve circuit. He then crashed out of the race when Eddie Irvine tried to overtake him.

Like Jordan ace Heinz-Harald Frentzen a fortnight before, Heidfeld pulled out of testing at Silverstone days later complaining of headaches.

"Nick has done all the necessary tests at the hospital with the doctors and he is fully prepared," said Sauber, ahead of Sunday's race at the Nurburgring. "You will definitely see him out on the track for practice on Friday.

"The problem he was having was very bad headaches after the second accident, but that has gone now."

Heidfeld currently lies fifth in the championship, on equal points with McLaren's Mika Hakkinen.

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