German GP: Nick Heidfeld preview

Cologne, 08.07.2009 -- At 9.25am on Friday 10th July, the great moment will arrive: Tamas Simon from Hungary will meet Nick Heidfeld in front of the BMW Sauber F1 Team Motorhome the Nurburgring where he will present him with the new helmet that the F1 driver will wear to compete in the German Grand Prix.

The 'Helmet Designer' competition for Nick's fans was organised by his official website (www.nickheidfeld.com) during the month of June, with entries being sent in online. Nick and his personal helmet designer Jens Munser chose Tamas Simon's idea from over 9,000 that had been submitted in this way.

"This helmet stood out from all the rest. In fact, as soon as I saw it, I thought that it was a likely winner," says Nick. "My immediate response was just 'Wow!'. I'm really looking forward to seeing this special design realised on my new helmet."

For his part, Tamas is excited about meeting up with Nick Heidfeld, not least because this will be his first ever visit to an F1 race. "It's a great honour to have designed this special helmet for Nick," he said. "It's difficult to sum up the feeling in words."

After Sunday's race, the helmet will be auctioned off in aid of the RTL charity 'Wir helfen Kindern' as part of this year's telemarathon fundraising event. Nick Heidfeld will launch the bidding on Friday 10th July at the Golf Grand Prix evening event to be held in the new Eifeldorf at the Nurburgring. Thereafter, bids can be submitted for the helmet by e-mail to auktion@spendenmarathon.de .