Why Heidfeld is the logical choice for Renault

Why Heidfeld is the logical choice for Renault

Nick Heidfeld has emerged as the most likely candidate to replace the injured Robert Kubica at Renault. Edd Straw explains why the experienced German is the natural choice for the role, and why he still has the ability to deliver after 172 starts without a win

Nick Heidfeld's summons to the black-and-gold corner to fill in for old cohort Robert Kubica has certainly polarised opinion.

To some, he's an old lag, brought out of enforced retirement to fight a battle that he hasn't got the speed to win. To others, he's a safe pair of hands and the obvious choice to come to Renault's rescue in its hour of need – provided, of course, that he does nothing in the Jerez test to persuade the team to look elsewhere.

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