Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Nick Heidfeld in F1 2010?

I haven't really talked that much about Formula One on the internet in a while. I've mentioned bits and bobs on Twitter @FoundOnFilm, but I decided today would be a good day to talk about my feelings of how the F1 season is planning out so far. I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, but if by chance you are into F1 them please comment and tell me your views.

The 2010 season so far isn't looking like the best season for me and my favourite drivers. For example, Giancarlo Fisichella is now Ferrari's reserve driver. This basically means that he is only there to stand in should a main driver not be able to compete. This means I will never get to see him or cheer him on pretty much. There was a glimmer of hope recently that maybe he would be driving for Sauber (because Ferrari supply the engines for Sauber now) but that hope was dashed today when Pedro De La Rosa was announced as the final driver for the team. I think that's a bad call. Pedro was never even that great in F1 when he was in his prime. Fisi would've obviously been a better choice. But what do I know.

The main thing that is worrying me this year is... Nick Heidfeld (see picture)
Since the demise of BMW Sauber his status in the F1 world has been under question. He was linked with the Mercedes GP seat next to Nico Rosberg until Michael Schumacher announced his return to the sport. Part of me was really pleased that Michael would be returning because I was a major Michael Schumacher fan before he retired. But mostly I am sad because a seat at Mercedes GP would've been Nick's best chance of actually having a good season. I don't think he's ever really been given a good enough car to let him showcase his skills.
Since his seat was taken by Michael his future in F1 has been in doubt. He's pretty much the only good driver yet to get a race seat for this season. More recently he's sort of been linked to drive at Renault with his former BMW Sauber team mate, Robert Kubica. I think this is his last chance to get a drive as there are only a couple of seats still available. I really hope that he gets to race next season. If he doesn't... what on earth am I going to do?? Both of my favourite drivers out? I can cope with one of them not racing but both of them? That's seriously hell for me. I'd probably lose interest in five minutes. Bah.

Come on Nick!
Everyone cross your fingers for him!!


  1. How can a guy who had a great shot at Mercedes GP end up with no seat at all?! I am sad and disappointed. I'm a huge Heidfeld fan and I have come to the conclusion that realistically, he's not going to get a seat anywhere this season.

    The best case scenario may not be Renault. It may be the reserve seat at Mercedes GP. There's a good chance that Michael's neck may not last the entire grueling season.

  2. Oh my! I'm so glad I stumbled across your blog. I'm a diehard fan of the F1 frachise. Needless to say I've been quite disappointed Nick failed to secure a race seat. He wasn't too shabby at all even with all the hype surrounding Kubica. Robert never really blew Nick out of the water!