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Nick Heidfeld is trying to make his mark in Formula E presently. He has been involved with teams like Prost, Sauber, Williams, Jordan and Renault. He was identified early as a talent in driving during the German Formula Ford seasons. Over the years he improved into a complete driver and made his debut in Formula One. But he failed to win any of the championships. The years that he has spent in the circuit earned him thirteen podium finishes but he failed to capitalize on that. His final stint was with Renault and since then he has been in the World Endurance championship. Although he is a German racing driver but Nick Heidfeld lives in Switzerland.
Nick Heidfeld had a lucky escape in the last race in which he competed. He crashed his car against that of Nicholas Prost. The car went flying as he tried to overtake him. Prost will be under scrutiny as his own conduct in the whole matter seems to be quite dicey. Nick confronted him immediately after the crash. Thankfully he did not pick up any major injuries. The Formula One crash of Jules Bianchi brought back his memory. It was a terrible event. The driver is now in critical condition. Although enough heed is paid to the safety of the drivers in racing but incidents such as these always triggers the debate regarding safety issues. The FIA is looking into the matter to settle matters for once and all. But the sport being concerned so much with speed such things are bound to happen. This however will not deter the fans from enjoying the race. The sheer flow of adrenaline is a very important factor for each and everyone associated with it and this will die away if precautions like speed limits are taken into account.
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Nick Heidfeld is a German race car driver mostly remembered for his stint in Formula One where he raced for teams such as Prost Grand Prix, Jordan, Sauber, Williams, Renault and BMW Sauber.
The German racer is notable as one of the most prominent drivers in the sport at the turn of the century when he scored regular podium finishes for Williams in 2005 as well as for BMW Sauber in 2007 and 2008.
Heidfeld holds three very distinguishable records in the sport, having scored the most points in the Formula One Drivers’ Championship without actually ever winning a race, the most finishes on the podium without a Grand Prix victory with 13 and with finishes in second place, he also holds the record for most second place finishes without a victory.
He also holds the record of the most consecutive race classifications with 41.
He was first signed to race in Formula One by Prost Grand Prix, headed by former world champion Alain Prost, who saw in the young Nick Heidfeld a huge potential after watching him race in the GP2000 series. But the youngster struggled with the car in his first season and after four seasons with the team, he left to join Sauber in 2001.
After two seasons with the Swiss side, Heidfeld was on the move again, this time to Jordan and after season with the team, he joined Williams.
After BMW merged with Sauber, Nick Heidfeld was invited to race with the team and had his most consistent period with BMW Sauber.
After the withdrawal of BMW, Heidfeld raced with Sauber and Renault for some time before the leaving the sport in 2011 and currently competes for Rebellion Racing in the World Endurance Championship as well as with Venturi Grand Prix in the Formula E series.