Haug plays down Heidfeld reserve reports

Nick Heidfeld talks to Norbert Haug

Jan.29 (GMM) Norbert Haug on Friday played down reports that confirmation of Nick Heidfeld’s deal to be reserve driver at Mercedes GP in 2010 is imminent.

The news was reported with supposed insider information by Germany’s Bild newspaper, but Mercedes’ motor sport boss Haug would not confirm it when questioned by the news agency DPA.

However, he said an announcement about Mercedes’ third driver will be made within 10 days.

“The discussions are under way, but nothing is decided yet,” Haug told another German news agency, SID.

SID also said a move to the DTM series with Mercedes is another possibility for Heidfeld in 2010.