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#1 Wiggy

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 07:27

Anybody heard from Nick Heidfeld in recent times? He has vanished since losing the Renaulotus drive last year... I know he was always pretty anonymous, but still.

He must surely be smarting that once again he is left on the F1 sidelines, while Kimi Raikkonen takes a drive at Renaulotus, the team that dumped him last year. Always the bridesmaid to Kimi, never a bride.

DTM?

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#2 anbeck

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 09:40

I thought some source had him in for a DTM ride (motorsport total?). Check out the DTM thread, should be in there.

#3 flyer121

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 09:51

Anybody heard from Nick Heidfeld in recent times? He has vanished since losing the Renaulotus drive last year... I know he was always pretty anonymous, but still.

He must surely be smarting that once again he is left on the F1 sidelines, while Kimi Raikkonen takes a drive at Renaulotus, the team that dumped him last year. Always the bridesmaid to Kimi, never a bride.

DTM?


You make Kimi sound like the groom :)


#4 Rikhart

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 10:27

Anybody heard from Nick Heidfeld in recent times? He has vanished since losing the Renaulotus drive last year... I know he was always pretty anonymous, but still.

He must surely be smarting that once again he is left on the F1 sidelines, while Kimi Raikkonen takes a drive at Renaulotus, the team that dumped him last year. Always the bridesmaid to Kimi, never a bride.

DTM?


Maybe because one of them is an average joe, while the other is a world champion?


#5 Clatter

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 11:58

I thought some source had him in for a DTM ride (motorsport total?). Check out the DTM thread, should be in there.


He was linked with BMW's DTM return, but they passed on him.

#6 jcbc3

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:07

Maybe he is munching on BigMacs on the top of an Andes mountain top and is perfectly happy?

Shhesh, you guys should get a life instead of hating on other people.

#7 Juan Kerr

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:11

I'd like to see him do open wheelers still, it doesn't suit his personality but Indycar's would be cool, Mike Conway, Justin Wilson, Seb Bourd are all conservative but doing OK.

#8 holiday

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 14:08

Maybe because one of them is an average joe, while the other is a world champion?


What you rather want to say is that NH not only beat this world champion, but also some of his team-mates who could not be beaten by KR (like Massa). :D

Edited by holiday, 26 January 2012 - 14:10.


#9 flyer121

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 14:29

What you rather want to say is that NH not only beat this world champion, but also some of his team-mates who could not be beaten by KR (like Massa). :D


Wut ? When did that happen?

#10 Stormsky68

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 14:33

Drivers join F1, some do well, some do average, some are dissapointing; regardless they all go in the end. I wish him well :)

#11 FSLIV

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 14:37

He was linked with BMW's DTM return, but they passed on him.


Wow really. I was just watching DTM last season and he was spotted in the MB pit. Heck if they (DTM in general) can let Ralf Sch and David C drive they sure as hell can let Nick H drive.

#12 holiday

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 14:49

Wut ? When did that happen?


http://f1-facts.com/...mates/NHeidfeld

Next question, please.

#13 metz

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 15:03

http://f1-facts.com/...mates/NHeidfeld

That site has the stats for 2011 wrong.
I can't figure out how to make them aware of this.

#14 flyer121

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 15:07

http://f1-facts.com/...mates/NHeidfeld

Next question, please.


Where is Nick nowadays?

#15 primer

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 15:30

DTM?

Le Mans and some endurance racing series seem more suited to Meidfeld. His lack of ultimat pace would not be such a big issue in endurace racing, as long as he can bang consistent laptimes and take orders from team boss like a good boy.

#16 midgrid

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 15:52

Existing topic

#17 Nivra

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 16:15

Where is Nick nowadays?

:lol: Great "Next" question??? hehehe

Waiting for Holidays answer :p

Edited by Nivra, 26 January 2012 - 16:16.


#18 flyer121

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 16:27

:lol: Great "Next" question??? hehehe

Waiting for Holidays answer :p



:) Actually I didnt want to be mean to Nick .. he s a likeable guy !

But some fans need a smartass reply.

#19 noikeee

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 18:25

Le Mans and some endurance racing series seem more suited to Meidfeld. His lack of ultimat pace would not be such a big issue in endurace racing, as long as he can bang consistent laptimes and take orders from team boss like a good boy.


Pretty much, yes. He's also very clean in overtaking which is great for a sport where you're constantly lapping much much slower cars.

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#20 BRG

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 19:51

It's OK. Nick has just signed up with the same management and PR team that Kubica uses. That's why no-one knows where he is, how he is or what he is going to do next.

#21 apoka

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 20:04

It's OK. Nick has just signed up with the same management and PR team that Kubica uses. That's why no-one knows where he is, how he is or what he is going to do next.

Yeah, since both are pretty anonymous in the last months, that could be sign that they have a secret return plan to jointly race in an F1 team silently build up by their management for 2013!  ;)

Anyways, I was always a fan of Nick and wish him good luck whatever he does. :up:

#22 Victor_RO

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 21:06

Did somebody say "Heidfeld to endurance racing"?

http://auto-racing.s...join-rebellion/

#23 metz

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 21:32

Maybe because one of them is an average joe, while the other is a world champion?

Nick is neither.

If anybody wants to know how he's doing, all you need to do is ask.
If he can, he will answer all you questions here...
http://www.nickheidfeld.com/?5330A0A1
Sometimes he answers on his web site.
Sometimes he'll send you an e-mail.
He's realy quite open and down to earth.

#24 wacktifosi

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 21:32

To be fair, Nick wasn't the kind of guy that made the news even when he had an F1 seat (unless the article was about him losing his seat).

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 22:13

He's probably quite comfortable somewhere enjoying the millions of dollars he made driving Formula 1 cars for a living. :cool:

#26 midgrid

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 22:35

Did somebody say "Heidfeld to endurance racing"?

http://auto-racing.s...join-rebellion/


:clap:


#27 noikeee

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:26

Did somebody say "Heidfeld to endurance racing"?

http://auto-racing.s...join-rebellion/


:up:

For the uneducated in endurance racing (ex. me), is that a privateer LMP1 team, LMP2, GT...?

#28 TF110

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:36

LMP1 Privateer team, using Toyota engines. They're the Gold Red and White team. Rebellion make watches.

#29 Victor_RO

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:37

Toyota-powered LMP1 Lola coupes. Crucially, not the same specification of engine that the new Toyota LMP1 uses, it's the engine out of Toyota's current Super GT/FNippon cars.

#30 holiday

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:38

Where is Nick nowadays?


You wanna congratulate him on beating the wodka world champion and many other quite decent drivers? :p

#31 holiday

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:41

To be fair, Nick wasn't the kind of guy that made the news even when he had an F1 seat (unless the article was about him losing his seat).


That was his real problem. If he had had me a manager, I would have taken the piss out of people to bring him to the attention of the people he deserves. Just as I did with the flyer dude. :kiss:

#32 FenderJaguar

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 10:34

You can go oooooon about this but to me and let's say "teamowners" Nick was good but doesn't have the ability to go to the higher level where Kimi and Kubica went when they had the opportunity. It's no mystery why it was Kubica who was top driver in 2008 when BMW got really close and not Nick. And so on. But hey - you can have your own opinion about this. No problemo.

And it wasn't easy for Nick to jump in midseason against Kobayashi and it wasn't easy with Renault 2011. Heard and read all about it.


#33 wewantourdarbyback

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:02

:up:

For the uneducated in endurance racing (ex. me), is that a privateer LMP1 team, LMP2, GT...?


To be precise they won P1 in the LMS last year and were the 'best of the rest' behind the diesels in the ILMC.

#34 Mastah

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 07:51

Confirmed:

http://rebellion-rac...com/120201.html

The former Formula One German driver


Hehe.

#35 Peat

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:09

Really pleased for him, will suit him down to the ground.

I think this will hail the return of 'Quick Nick'.

#36 wewantourdarbyback

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:42

Fast and reliable, he's perfect for endurance racing. Can't wait to see him at the driver's parade in June.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:56

I agree, I think he could have great success in endurance racing, intelligent and consistent. We'll see what this leads to.

#38 midgrid

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 13:19

Typical Heidfeld, releasing the news on the same day that the new McLaren is launched. :lol:

The LRGP overalls have finally disappeared from his site as well.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 13:25

Toyota-powered LMP1 Lola coupes. Crucially, not the same specification of engine that the new Toyota LMP1 uses, it's the engine out of Toyota's current Super GT/FNippon cars.


Which is loosely based on the Toyota IndyCar powerplant used from 2003-2005.

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#40 apoka

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 18:59

Typical Heidfeld, releasing the news on the same day that the new McLaren is launched. :lol:

The LRGP overalls have finally disappeared from his site as well.

Good luck to him. :up:

#41 midgrid

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 14:59

Nick Heidfeld rejected sportscars offers before Rebellion deal

#42 ed24f1

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 15:05

Hopefully Nick gets along to one of the tests so we can hear his opinions on the cars like we did in 2010.

#43 QuickNick

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 17:01

Is he present at jerez ?

#44 Rabbit123

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 18:53

A driver with the experience like Nick Heidfeld is probably well positioned to get a reserve seat somewhere sooner or later. On paper he's a perfect stand in driver; quick and reliable, you can expect him to get some points in a good enough car.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 23:49

Remind me the next time I'm down to come to you guys for a boost...

#46 Fastcake

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 00:42

Remind me the next time I'm down to come to you guys for a boost...


Heh :cat:

Honestly if any of you are still thinking Heidfeld will be back in a Formula One car, you've got to give that up. Even if there's a sudden vacancy again, there are younger guys some of which have a bit of money. Anyway he's now off to endurance racing, may he have a happier time there.

Edited by Fastcake, 08 February 2012 - 00:42.


#47 Dispenser89

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 02:16

Yeah, F1 seems like a closed book to him now. You never know what can happen like last year, which may give him a chance, but it's unlikely.

Wish him well, he seems like a perfect fit for endurance racing and he's got a great team to learn with.


Edited by Dispenser89, 08 February 2012 - 02:18.


#48 midgrid

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 00:10

It's Nick's first race since the 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend: the Sebring 12 Hours.

He is sharing a Rebellion Lola-Toyota with Nicolas Prost and Neel Jani. They are eighth on the starting grid. Ironically, Rebellion has reached a deal with Group Lotus which sees Nick driving a gold-and-black liveried car once more (I personally preferred Rebellion's red, white and gold schemes of the last few years).

After being involved in a multi-car collision with two of the Audis in practice earlier, I'm hoping for a consistent run to the finish, hopefully ahead of the sister Rebellion car and perhaps even the best petrol car. And if something happens to the Audis, then a podium could be within reach (/wishful thinking).

Looks like the race will take place immediately after the BBC re-run of the F1 qualifying tomorrow and will be streamed on the ALMS website, so I'll try to watch as much as possible! :)

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 00:46

It's Nick's first race since the 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend: the Sebring 12 Hours.

He is sharing a Rebellion Lola-Toyota with Nicolas Prost and Neel Jani. They are eighth on the starting grid. Ironically, Rebellion has reached a deal with Group Lotus which sees Nick driving a gold-and-black liveried car once more (I personally preferred Rebellion's red, white and gold schemes of the last few years).


Yeah, it's odd seeing a Toyota powered Lotus sponsored Lola. But then again, Lotus really never distinguished themselves with a engine builder outside the Cossie years.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 01:09

I wish him luck.