Heidfeld Did Not Sign Superlicense Agreement

BMW Sauber's Nick Heidfeld revealed he is not one of the three drivers to have already signed their 2009 agreements for F1 Superlicenses. The German, who is currently a member of the Grand Prix Drivers Association (GPDA), insisted the letter sent by the aforementioned body to the FIA on the Superlicense matter is more than self-explanatory.

The letter already stressed out the thoughts and requests of the F1 drivers concerning the high fees involved in this year's Superlicensing process. However, shortly after the GPDA sent the letter to FIA's president Max Mosley, the international body announced – via a spokesperson – that 3 drivers have already signed their agreements for 2009.

“I haven't signed,” insisted Heidfeld earlier this week, according to Bahrain's newspaper The Gulf Daily. The German has just finished testing the BMW Sauber F1.09 at Sakhir this week. After answering the question, Heidfeld insisted there was no point discussing the matter further, as the GPDA letter expresses his and his colleagues' point of view entirely.

“I think that the letter that went out explained our point very well and also my point of view,” added the 31-year old German.

Before the 2008 season, the FIA have increased the Superlicense fees from 1,690 Euros to 10,000 Euros, while also increasing the fees per point from 447 Euros to 2,000 Euros. Although they were unhappy with the change, the F1 drivers eventually agreed to sign the 2008 agreements, deciding to raise the issue ahead of 2009. This year, the FIA have announced an additional increase of the fees due to inflation.

Reigning F1 champ Lewis Hamilton, Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa and Force India's Adrian Sutil are currently the only drivers not part of the GPDA.
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