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Heidfeld thanks the team in Munich // Nick does a demo in Germany, whilst Head confirms our suspicions

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Hi everyone, welcome to F1Minute for the 23rd April.

Nick Heidfeld was at the BMW factory in Munich today to say thank you for the hard work that’s been going on. He didn’t just say thanks and sign autographs, though, he drove the F1 car in a demonstration, did a couple of donuts and brought the factory to a halt for an entire 45 minutes. Heidfeld said: “It is nice to give the workforce something back. I lost track of how many hands I was shaking.”

Patrick Head has finally admitted what we’ve all known for a long time, that Nakajima’s signing to Williams was at the request of engine supplier Toyota. Head said that although Toyota had some influence over Rosberg’s teammate signing, they wouldn’t have picked Kazuki if they didn’t think he was good enough. He does admit though: “It’s true, Kazuki has made some mistakes, but he also has learned from them, and has great potential, and I think that is what really matters.”

Finally, today, we have an early weather forecast for the weekend: showers are predicted for both Saturday and Sunday, but even if it doesn’t rain, temperatures will be much lower than F1 usually finds in Barcelona.

That’s all for today, join me again tomorrow for another F1Minute.