No BMW Friday man in Bahrain
Vettel otherwise engaged

Apr.8 (GMM) BMW boss Mario Theissen has confirmed that the German squad will not sideline a race driver in free practice for the Bahrain GP on Friday.

Test rookie Sebastian Vettel has assumed, respectively, Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld's single seater for the initial 90 minute morning sessions in Australia and this weekend in Malaysia.

The policy has drawn particularly Heidfeld's ire, but the revised BMW policy is apparently not a backdown from Theissen.

He explained on Sunday: "Sebastian has his debut (this) weekend in the World Series in Monza."

Second test driver Timo Glock, meanwhile, is also occupied for the Bahrain event as he races in the GP2 series.

"In Bahrain our race drivers, Nick and Robert, will take part in all free practice sessions," Theissen clarified.

Written: Mon, 09 Apr 2007 08:50:56

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