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Heidfeld pushing for F1 seat in 2012

ESPNF1 Staff
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Nick Heidfeld: "As long as there is a chance of a Formula One cockpit, I will work for it" © Sutton Images

Nick Heidfeld insists he is still pushing to stay in Formula One, even though he has been strongly linked with a move to DTM.

Heidfeld was replaced by Bruno Senna at Renault two races ago, but despite attending the weekend's German touring car round at Oschersleben he said F1 remains his target for 2012.

"There are still a few places, but not many," he told German broadcaster ARD. "As long as there is a chance of a Formula One cockpit, I will work for it."

Heidfeld also revealed that he will travel to Singapore this week.

"I will be asking around a bit to see what is happening for next year," he added.

Heidfeld raced in F1 with BMW power for five years, triggering rumours he will reunite with the German carmaker as it returns to DTM next year.

"About a possible future in the DTM, I do not want to speculate," he said. "Of course there are still the contacts but it's still too early to talk about it. Naturally DTM is at the highest level of motor sport but my goal is to be again in Formula One next year. This year didn't turn out as I had hoped but I think what I've done in the past until now has been for a good reputation. Unfortunately many cockpits are gone but I will try to get a good seat."