"I'm looking forward immensely to the start of the season in Australia," says BMW Sauber F1 Team driver Nick Heidfeld. "This time around I'm particularly keen to see how the teams and drivers stack up against each other. It's time for the speculation to stop now; from now on it is only facts that matter."
However, the facts are difficult to predict this year, thanks to the massive amendments to the rules and regulations compared to last season. Heidfeld is well aware of this fact: "A whole number of things have changed since last year, and that means there are a lot of unanswered questions: What effect will KERS and adjustable front wings have in the races? What will happen at the start when we are side-by-side with the larger front wings for the first time? Will overtaking really be easier as our experiences in testing have led us to believe?"
Testing and preparations for the new season have run extremely satisfactorily for the BMW Sauber F1 Team, although on several occasions the weather did throw a spanner in the works for the team from Munich and Hinwil. "Last winter testing did not go as well as it might have done for us, and we surprised everybody with our strong performance in Australia. This winter all of our testing went pretty well and I hope this impression is confirmed in Melbourne."source BMW Sauber