BMW WilliamsF1 driver Nick Heidfeld is hoping to put on a good show next weekend, when he takes part in his home grand prix.

The German loves the atmosphere at Hockenheim and while he will be eager to do well in front of his fellow countrymen, following the teams dismal form at Silverstone and Magny-Cours he is aware that things will be far from easy and the best he can probably hope for is a fifth or sixth place finish at the flag.

"I am, of course, looking forward to racing at Hockenheim as it is one of two home races for me," he noted.

"I find the unique atmosphere in Hockenheim very special, it feels a bit like the atmosphere you find in a football stadium. The track is ok, but I must say I preferred the old layout as it was unlike any other venue. Because you were forced to find a compromise between the long straights in the wood and the low downforce section in the infield section, it was a great challenge for the drivers. However, the new circuit is clearly better for the fans and for our safety.

"At the moment, we are not looking strong in terms of speed, which has been clear in the last two races.

"I am confident though that we will improve our situation after testing in Jerez so I will be able to put on a good show in front of the home fans."



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