Toyota F1 President John Howett has said some ridiculous things to German magazine Sport Bild.
First of all he has claimed that Nick Heidfeld only belongs in F1’s “upper midfield”. Umm.. were you watching the recent races John? Nick has been knocking on the door of the top 3 for a long time now and cracked it the last time out. I’d call that top of the field, not “upper midfield”.
Could it be that John is badmouthing Nick to lower his asking price so that Toyota can make an offer?
Furthermore John has claimed that changing the Toyota driver line up wouldn’t improve things at Toyota. Ok, Jarno Trulli is doing an oookkkaaayyy job but Ralf Schumacher..!? Jarno Trulli is an ok number 2 driver, but Ralf is so bad you couldn’t even call him a number 3 driver! He’d be like a number 8 driver or something.. Although probably not 8 because many people find 8 lucky and Ralf is definitely not lucky with his tendency to end up in accidents.
If this is Toyota logic then here’s hoping Nick stays at BMW.