Nick Heidfeld will race a new helmet livery in 2009.

Nick Heidfeld will race a new helmet livery in 2009.

The German driver, still seeking his first grand prix victory after nine seasons in formula one, showed off the revised colours as BMW-Sauber launched its 2009 contender at Valencia on Tuesday.

Having used a predominantly white, black and blue scheme last year, 31-year-old Heidfeld's new livery strongly features bright green, incorporating the usual black and white.

"I took my inspiration from a snowboard helmet that I saw when I was on holiday," Heidfeld told his official website.

"I wanted a somewhat more aggressive look," he explained. "Green makes quite a change, as none of the other F1 drivers sports a green helmet at the moment."

 

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