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Heidfeld would be F1 tyre tester in 2010

Nick Heidfeld has admitted he is prepared to become F1’s tyre tester later this year.

With Bridgestone departing and a new supplier set to enter formula one in 2011, it has been rumoured that amid the current testing ban, some tyre-specific track outings might be sanctioned.

“That would be an attractive thing.  If I am asked, I would not say no,” German Heidfeld, who this year is Mercedes’ reserve driver, is quoted by Sport Bild magazine.

The 33-year-old is a veteran of 167 grands prix, and he is bidding to be back on the F1 grid in 2011.

“I want to be racing again (in F1) no later than 2011,” he confirmed.

“I feel too young for DTM or for taking part in the Le Mans 24 hours,” added Heidfeld.