Where next for Nick Heidfeld?
Sidelined since the Renault Formula 1 team gave him his marching orders in August, Nick Heidfeld is not ready to throw in the towel just yet, even if his long-term future lies away from grand prix racing. Adam Cooper spoke to him
In motor racing much depends on being in the right place at the right time, and for a while Nick Heidfeld got everything just right. Last September he was the obvious candidate when Peter Sauber decided that Pedro de la Rosa wasn't doing a good enough job. Then in February he was the man Renault called soon after Robert Kubica was ruled out of the 2011 season.
But what goes around comes around, and in August it was Heidfeld's turn to be on the wrong end of a management decision when Renault promoted Bruno Senna for the Belgian Grand Prix. The team claimed it was just down to performance on and off the track – any subsequent commercial advantage related to taking the Brazilian on board was a happy coincidence.
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