Jan.21 (GMM) Nick Heidfeld will race a new helmet livery in 2009.
The German driver, still seeking his first grand prix victory after nine seasons in formula one, showed off the revised colours as BMW-Sauber launched its 2009 contender at Valencia on Tuesday.
Having used a predominantly white, black and blue scheme last year, 31-year-old Heidfeld's new livery strongly features bright green, incorporating the usual black and white.
"I took my inspiration from a snowboard helmet that I saw when I was on
holiday," Heidfeld told his official website.
"I wanted a somewhat more aggressive look," he explained. "Green makes quite
a change, as none of the other F1 drivers sports a green helmet at the moment."