Williams Pleased to Help Heidfeld's Career

Williams technical director Sam Michael congratulated Nick Heidfeld on his long-term BMW contract and said the driver and team are parting ways on good terms

Williams Pleased to Help Heidfeld's Career

Heidfeld will not be racing again this season, after he injured himself once before the Italian Grand Prix, and again at a home accident during the Monza weekend. The German's final race for Williams was therefore the Turkish Grand Prix, and he has been replaced since by Antonio Pizzonia.

But the premature exit has not left a dent in the relationship between Heideld and Williams, and Michael said the team - who gave Heidfeld a racing shot this season after the German's Formula One career appeared to have stalled - were proud of Heidfeld's achievements.

"Williams are pleased that we could contribute to Nick re-establishing his racing career and he now has a three year works contract ahead of him," Michael told Autosport-Atlas.

"For our part, we are very appreciative of the podiums and points he has scored for the team this year. We hold Nick in high regard and wish him all the best for the future and our relationship has finished on good terms."

Heidfeld finished three times on the podium this season and has scored a total of 28 points in 14 races.

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