Nick Heidfeld has ruled out turning to a "slow team" to rescue his formula one career for 2011.

Nick Heidfeld has ruled out turning to a "slow team" to rescue his formula one career for 2011.

The German, who began the season as a test driver, will lose his current Sauber race seat after Abu Dhabi, and is hoping to switch either to Renault or Force India next year.

"Yes, there have been talks for a long time. And it looks good," he is quoted by Switzerland's Blick.

"I am definitely not going to go to a slow team in 2011," added the 33-year-old, who is surely referring to the new outfits Lotus, Virgin and HRT.

"I'm not mentioning names!" Heidfeld insisted.

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