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AUGUST 23, 2006

Vettel to drive third BMW

German driver Sebastian Vettel will take over the Friday test driver role for Sauber-BMW at the Turkish GP this weekend, and will join Nick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica.

Vettel said, "I'm absolutely thrilled that the BMW Sauber F1 Team has shown its confidence in me by granting me this opportunity. At the same time, of course, I'm aware that my limited experience in a Formula One car means it's going to be a major challenge. But I will focus totally on the task in hand and try to support Nick, Robert and the engineers in their work as best I can to provide them with plenty of valuable information."

Vettel, who has tested twice for Sauber, is currently racing in the Formula 3 Euro Series and has taken three wins so far this season.