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Nick Heidfeld 2009 Season Stats

Last updated: Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:33 UK
Race Date Start Finish Race Pts Total Pts
Australian GP 29 Mar 2009 9 10 0 0
Malaysian GP 5 Apr 2009 10 2 4 4
Chinese GP 19 Apr 2009 11 12 0 4
Bahrain GP 26 Apr 2009 14 19 0 4
Spanish GP 10 May 2009 13 7 2 6
Monaco GP 24 May 2009 16 11 0 6
Turkish GP 7 Jun 2009 11 11 0 6
British GP 21 Jun 2009 15 15 0 6
German GP 12 Jul 2009 11 10 0 6
Hungarian GP 26 Jul 2009 15 11 0 6
European GP 23 Aug 2009 11 11 0 6
Belgian GP 30 Aug 2009 3 5 4 10
Italian GP 13 Sep 2009 15 7 2 12
Singapore GP 27 Sep 2009 20 19 0 12
Japanese GP 4 Oct 2009 4 6 3 15
Brazilian GP 18 Oct 2009 18 17 0 15
Abu Dhabi GP 1 Nov 2009 8 5 4 19
BBC COMMENTATOR MARTIN BRUNDLE'S VIEW

"Nick Heidfeld eclipsed Michael Schumacher's record of consecutive Grand Prix finishes when he crossed the line for the 25th consecutive race in Barcelona.

"And that statistic tells you everything you need to know about the BMW Sauber driver; he is Mr Reliable.

"Heidfeld has made the best of a bad job with the 2009 car and has kept pumping in the points and the finishes.

"The 32-year-old is a dependable racing driver and despite BMW Sauber's exit from the sport, he might yet find himself on the 2010 grid.

"If the new-look Sauber team secures a place on the grid then they could do a lot worse than keeping Heidfeld on board. Others may be interested too."

HEIDFELD TAKES OUR DRIVERS' TEST

Nick Heidfeld

What three words would you use to describe what it's like to be a Formula One driver?
Fulfilling, extreme, challenging.

What is the biggest perk of the job?
Driving.

How would you like to be remembered as an F1 driver?
As a world champion.

What is your most embarrassing sporting moment?
See me dancing on You Tube

Who is the worst dressed Formula One driver?
Difficult to say - all of us wear team gear most of the time when we are together.

Ayrton Senna or Alain Prost?
Senna.

Spa or Monaco?
Suzuka.

HEIDFELD STATS & FACTS
Nick Heidfeld's 2009 helmet
Previous teams: Prost, Sauber, Jordan and Williams
Car number: 6
Nationality: German
Born: 10/05/1977, Monchengladbach
Grand Prix debut: Australia 2000
Grands Prix entered: 169
Highest race finish: 2nd (x seven)
Pole positions: 1
Podiums: 12
Points: 219

If you weren't an F1 driver what would you be?
An F1 fan.

Who is the greatest sportsman of all time?
Michael Jordan

What would be your perfect day off?
To spend an entire day somewhere nice and sunny, together with lots of friends and my family.

We would do sports together like beach volleyball or just jump into the sea or a swimming pool.

We would definitely enjoy good food, have a nice glass of wine in the evening, which we would spend outdoors playing backgammon and just chilling out.

Where is your favourite place to go on holiday?
The Maldives

What is the most expensive thing that you own?
My house, which is in Switzerland.

What is your favourite item of clothing?
Jeans.

What is your favourite music to drive to?
Nothing special, I enjoy zapping through the radio channels.

Which famous person - dead or alive - would you like to have dinner with and why?
Jesus - although I'm not religious.

Tell us something about yourself that most F1 fans might not know
I'm untidy.

Steve McQueen or Paul Newman?
Both.

Boxers or briefs?
Boxers.

Angelina Jolie or Keira Knightley?
Angelina Jolie.

James Bond or Austin Powers?
James Bond.



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Drivers' world championship

Last updated: 20 Jul 2014 14:46 UK
Position Country Driver Points
1 Ger N Rosberg 190
2 GB L Hamilton 176
3 Aus D Ricciardo 106
4 Spa F Alonso 97
5 Fin V Bottas 91
6 Ger S Vettel 82
7 Ger N Hulkenberg 69
8 GB J Button 59
9 Den K Magnussen 37
10 Brz F Massa 30


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