Heidfeld could return in Singapore
26 August 2011 – The management team of Nick Heidfeld has confirmed that it will be taking Court Action against the Lotus Renault GP team. This follows the announcement on Wednesday that Bruno Senna will be racing in the German’s place at this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix. At present, the Brazilian is only confirmed for Spa and Monza.
Heidfeld joined the Eric Boullier-run, Enstone-based outfit at the start of the 2011 season, replacing Robert Kubica after the Pole’s serious rallying accident from which he is still recovering. Contracted until the end of the campaign, his deal has been cut short, although manager Andre Theuerzeit is pushing for a Singapore return.
“I am disappointed that the team is allowed to let another driver take Nick's seat for the next weekends,” said Theuerzeit. “However, I certainly am confident that we will be able to enforce a fair solution for Nick in the further proceedings. We all hope that Nick will be back in the cockpit in Singapore.”
It is believed the driver change has taken place for ‘purely financial reasons’, with Senna bringing extra sponsorship whereas Heidfeld is receiving a salary. Legal proceedings will begin at the London High Court in September.
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