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Nick Heidfeld

Nick Heidfeld Nick Heidfeld
Team Renault
Nationality German
Podiums 13
Points 259
Grand Prix entered 185
World Championships 0
Highest race finish 2 (x8)
Highest grid position 1 (x1)
Date of Birth 10/05/1977
Place of Birth Monchengladbach
Nick Heidfeld DRIVER
Nick Heidfeld (GER) Lotus Renault GP R31 Test Driver.
Formula One Testing, Day 3, Jerez, Spain,  Saturday, 12 February 2011


After evaluation at pre-season test, drafted in by Renault to replace injured Robert Kubica for start of 2011 season. Despite podium at round two, does not dominate team mate Petrov as expected in first half of campaign.

Nick Heidfeld (GER) 
Formula One World Championship, Rd 5, Spanish Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, 8 May 2010


Without a race seat, serves as Mercedes GP test and reserve driver, before becoming official Pirelli test driver in August. Re-signed by BMW Sauber in September to replace Pedro de la Rosa for season's final five rounds, but not retained for 2011.

Nick Heidfeld (GER) BMW Sauber F1.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 10, Hungarian Grand Prix, Preparations, Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, 23 July 2009


Scores fortuitous podium in wet-dry Malaysian race, then struggles to break into the points thanks to F1.09's lack of pace. In Belgium, however, team's development work pays off and he finishes fifth from third on the grid. A further three points finishes take him to 13th in the final standings.

Nick Heidfeld (GER) BMW Sauber F1.08.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 10, German Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Hockenheim, Germany, Saturday, 19 July 2008


As quick and consistent as ever in races, with four podiums and no retirements, but patchy qualifying form leaves him overshadowed by team mate Robert Kubica, finishing sixth overall to the Pole's fourth. Retained by BMW Sauber for 2009.

Nick Heidfeld (GER) BMW Sauber F1.07 
Formula One World Championship, Rd17, Brazilian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Interlagos, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, 19 October 2007


Best of the rest behind the Ferrari and McLaren drivers after an impressively consistent season for BMW. Dominates team mate Robert Kubica, scoring 14 times, including a second place in Canada and a third in Hungary.

Third place Nick Heidfeld (GER) BMW Sauber F1 on the podium. 
Formula One World Championship, Rd 13, Hungarian Grand Prix, Race, Budapest, Hungary, 6 August 2006


Exploits growing competitiveness of the BMW Sauber to take ninth in the drivers' standings. Seems to raise his game on the arrival of new team mate Robert Kubica, scoring the team's first podium under BMW ownership in Hungary.

Nick Heidfeld (GER) Williams BMW FW27.
Formula One World Championship, Rd6, Monaco Grand Prix, First Qualifying Day, Monte Carlo, Monaco, 21 May 2005


Upstages highly-rated Williams team mate Mark Webber by taking pole at the Nurburgring and beating the Australian to second place in Monaco. Misses the last five races through illness/injury. Quits the team to join BMW's new works squad for 2006.

Nick Heidfeld (GER) Jordan Ford EJ14.
Formula One World Championship, Rd12, German Grand Prix, Practice Day, Hockenheim, Germany, 23 July 2004


Tough season with Jordan brings just three points, but he goes on to win Williams drive for 2005.

Nick Heidfeld (GER) Sauber Petronas C22.
Formula One World Championship, Rd7, Monaco Grand Prix, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, 31 May 2003


Qualifies in the top ten three times and scores six points. Dropped by Sauber for 2004.

Nick Heidfeld (GER) had a massive accident when he span and collided with Takuma Sato (JAP) Jordan Honda EJ12.
Austrian Grand Prix A1 Ring Austria., 12 May 2002


A fourth, a fifth and two sixth places in his second season with Sauber. He finishes tenth in the drivers' championship.

Nick Heidfeld (GER) Sauber enjoys a can of Red Bull
Malaysian Grand Prix, Sepang, Malaysia, 17 March 2002


Now with Sauber, scores 12 points and ends up eighth in the drivers' championship.

Nick Heidfeld(GER) Prost Peugeot AP3, finishes first GP in 9th place Australian GP, Melbourne, 12 March 2000. World © Sutton


Makes his Formula One race debut with the Prost team. No points scored.

A second place finish for Nick Heidfeld (GER) West McLaren Junior Team was good enough to secure the championship with two rounds to spare. International Formula 3000 Championship, Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary, 14 August 1999.  World © Sutton


FIA International Formula 3000 champion with the West team. Also serves as McLaren Formula One test driver.

Race winner Nick Heidfeld (GER) West McLaren Junior (left) describes a passing manoeuvre to Juan Pablo Montoya (COL) who finished third. International Formula 3000 Championship, Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary, 15 August 1998. World © Sutton


Runner-up in the FIA International F3000 championship with three wins and seven podiums.

Nick Heidfeld (GER), Dallara-Opel, Finished 7th. Marlboro Masters F3, Zandvoort, Holland. 3 August 1997. World © Sutton


German Formula Three champion.

Nick Heidfeld (GER) Dallara F396-Opel started from pole and won race one, but could only finish sixth overall. Formula Three Macau Grand Prix, 17 November 1996. World © Hardwick/Sutton


Finishes third in the German Formula Three series with three wins and six podiums. Also takes third in the Marlboro Masters.

Nick Heidfeld


Runner-up in the German Formula Ford championship.