Nick Heidfeld gets another bite of the Formula 1 cherry with Renault
Nick Heidfeld 2011 Season StatsLast updated: Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:31 UK
BBC COMMENTATOR MARTIN BRUNDLE'S VIEW
"After his awful winter rally accident it's so sad for Robert Kubica, Renault, and F1 that the super-fast Pole is not on the grid.
"Nick Heidfeld took his place and has shown good speed, albeit inconsistently.
"Heidfeld is very calm, fast, experienced, and mature, although by now it's pretty clear the level of performance he will deliver. Solid but not pace setting.
"His qualifying has let him down a few times, and race strategy has not always played into his hands. The team have raised questions too, but Nick is a solid performer to have until a megastar becomes available, assuming they can attract one."
HEIDFELD TAKES OUR DRIVERS' TEST
What three words would you use to describe what it's like to be a Formula 1 driver?
Fulfilling, extreme, challenging.
What is the biggest perk of the job?
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 1 driver?
Difficult to say - all of us wear team gear most of the time when we are together.
Ayrton Senna or Alain Prost?
Spa or Monaco?
HEIDFELD STATS & FACTS
Previous teams: Prost, Sauber, Jordan, Williams, BMW Sauber
Born: 10/05/1977, Monchengladbach
Grand Prix debut: Australia 2000
If you weren't an F1 driver what would you be?
An F1 fan.
Who is the greatest sportsman of all time?
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?
What is the most expensive thing that you own?
My house, which is in Switzerland.
What is your favourite item of clothing?
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
Steve McQueen or Paul Newman?
Boxers or briefs?
Angelina Jolie or Keira Knightley?
James Bond or Austin Powers?