JANUARY 2, 2001
Heidfeld to support development program for young German drivers
SAUBER driver Nick Heidfeld will lend support to a new development program that will help young German drivers break into and progress through motor racing.
The program, which has been set up by German motorsport's governing body ADAC and insurance company Consors Discount-Broker AG, has been named Super Driver 2001 and Heidfeld will give coaching techniques to young drivers.
Heidfeld, 23, climbed through the junior motor racing ranks with backing from McLaren-Mercedes and now the ADAC is determined to build on the success the country is currently experiencing in motor racing.
German Michael Schumacher is the current Formula One World Champion and German engine company BMW had a successful return to Grands Prix racing last season and will bid to close the gap on compatriot company Mercedes-Benz this year.
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