The day Heidfeld tamed the hill

The day Heidfeld tamed the hill

Nick Heidfeld's Goodwood hillclimb record has stood for 15 years. GARY WATKINS looks back at the scary, 41.6-second run with the man himself - who fondly recalls his making a bit of history

Perhaps it didn't mean much to a young man with his focus firmly set on reaching the Formula 1 grid. Not at the time at least.

Yet 15 years on, Nick Heidfeld is proud of a performance that gave him - for the moment at least - a little place in motorsport folklore, even if it did only take him 41.60 seconds.

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