Nick Heidfeld on Sunday said his job at BMW-Sauber should not be in doubt.

Nick Heidfeld on Sunday said his job at BMW-Sauber should not be in doubt.

Germany's Bild newspaper on Saturday reported that the 32-year-old veteran has been earmarked for replacement after the 2009 season, while teammate Robert Kubica can expect to be retained.

But in Monaco, the scene of a disastrously uncompetitive outing for the Hinwil based team, the German driver hit back at the speculation in conversation with the SID news agency.

"I don't know why they would get rid of a driver who has scored six out of the six points," said Heidfeld, referring to the fact that Pole Kubica is yet to open his 2009 account.

Team boss Mario Theissen also dismissed the Bild report.

"I hadn't read that, and if I had, I would not comment on it," he said.

"I could only say bad things about our drivers if our car was faster," Theissen continued, "and anyway we usually only think about the lineup for the next year in September."

Also responding to early 'silly season' rumours, Mercedes' Norbert Haug on Sunday said the McLaren team is not unsatisfied with Heikki Kovalainen, but admitted that Nico Rosberg is "on the list" of many teams for 2010.

 

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