Heidfeld In Favor or Salary Reduction in F1

Unlike Ferrari's Felipe Massa, fellow F1 driver Nick Heidfeld reckons that all F1 drivers should consider a cut in salaries in times of economic regression such as these. With everybody talking about budget reductions, cutting expenses and switching to a more financially-friendly environment, drivers should also take into consideration making some financial adjustments of their own in the upcoming years.

“We will have to adjust ourselves to it, just like everyone else. At the moment it is not really an issue, and I hope that there are other ways so that nobody loses their jobs and the driver salaries stay the same,” said Heidfeld in an interview for, shortly after the completion of BMW F1.09's on track test at Valencia.

The news comes as a surprise – at least – for the F1 fans worldwide, as Heidfeld should be one of the last to speak about a pay cut in Formula 1. The German driver is not even listed inside the Top 6 in terms of salaries, despite the fact that he has been constantly contender of podium places throughout 2008.

Heidfeld therefore takes a different stand on this particular issue as compared to both Ferrari drivers. After Massa admitted he would not accept such a proposal from the Ferrari officials, Raikkonen also refused to comment on the matter, after being questioned by the Italian media at Ferrari's annual ski event last week.

“I don't want to get involved in this talk with you because I know that you will try to find some bad out of it. I have always said that I am not interested in getting involved in this type of conversation,” had answered Raikkonen to a pushy reporter trying to find out what was Kimi's view on the salary cut.
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