BMW Sauber’s driver Nick Heidfeld could miss this weekend’s race at Magny-Cours, after complaining of back pain during today’s practice sessions for the French Grandprix. Heidfeld pain was first spotted at Silverstone but aggravated in recent testing.
“I stopped early because I wanted to save my back,” “Last week at the Silverstone test I had some problems. I can still feel it and as a precaution I want to have it checked today."said the driver.
Heidfeld is now being examined at the Centre Hopitalier Pierre Beregovoy in Nevers. Doctors have to take a decision tonight and put before the race stewards ahead of practice on Saturday, if BMW Sauber decide that they need to use reserve driver Sebastian Vettel for the second race in succession.
Vettel seems to be a very lucky driver.First he stood in at Indianapolis for the other driver at Bmw, Robert Kubica, after the terrible collision and for his first official race in Formula 1 he showed that he can drive like a pro.