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Heidfeld keen to look forwards, not back

Nick Heidfeld heads for Sepang keen to get rid of the memories of the opening round of the F1 season
Nick Heidfeld says he is keen to forget about the Australian Grand Prix and focus fully on securing his first points finish of the new F1 season in Malaysia this weekend.

The Renault driver failed to make it into the top ten at Albert Park after being forced to complete almost the entire race with a car damaged on the opening lap following contact from a Toro Rosso.

While disappointed on a personal level, the big plus for Heidfeld was the pace shown by Vitaly Petrov in the sister car as the Russian took to the podium for the first time.

“From my perspective it was obviously disappointing – even more so because it was clear to see how much potential we have in the car,” he reflected. “My target is always to maximise each race weekend and I didn't manage to do that in Melbourne.

“You always look forward to the next one, even more so when you have had a difficult race. At the moment my objective is to forget about Australia and look forward to Malaysia.”

Team boss Eric Boullier has also backed Heidfeld to bounce back at Sepang as Renault seeks to build on its podium finish in the first race of the year.

“Obviously we were in a good position in Australia and I can see us continuing to fight with the big teams,” he said. “I'm 100% confident he [Heidfeld] will bounce back because he's a fighter and a racer with a great deal of experience. He will be even more determined to give a great performance in Malaysia.”



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new f1fan - Unregistered

April 05, 2011 8:31 PM

He needs to up his game a little bit,he has got a great car probably better than the BMW car that he used to drive so he needs to show what he can do with this great car now,he will never get a better car than this in his F1 career.



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