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Nick Heidfeld Replaces Pedro De La Rosa at Sauber for Rest of F1 Season

Sauber announced today that they would be replacing driver Pedro de la Rosa with Nick Heidfeld. It had been widely rumoured around the F1 paddock that de la Rosa’s place in the Sauber team was under threat, given that he had failed to keep pace with his younger teammate, Kamui Kobayashi, who has outscored de la Rosa by 21 points to six this year.The Sauber team have not had the best of seasons so far; they have tended to lag behind the other midfield teams such as Renault and Williams, and they are currently sitting in eighth place in the constructors’ table. Therefore it is hardly surprising that team owner Peter Sauber felt that it was time for a change.Although he is younger than de la Rosa, Heidfeld actually has more race ex...

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