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German driver Nick Heidfeld is one of the most experienced competitors on the Formula E grid, having started 183 races in an F1 career that spanned 12 seasons. He started his Formula E adventure with Venturi Formula E, before he moved on to Mahindra Racing in season 2. He has been with the India-based team ever since ans is responsible for a lot of their success.

The Mönchengladbach native had a glorious junior career, winning titles in German Formula Ford, German Formula 3 and International F3000, plus triumphing in the Monaco F3 Grand Prix. After acting as a test driver for McLaren, he got his F1 race debut for Prost in 2000, the team owned by e.Dams Renault co-founder Alain Prost. After one season with the French outfit in which he failed to score a point, he then switched to Sauber, experiencing a successful 2001 withthe Swiss team in which he took one podium and finished 8th in the drivers’ standings. The next two years were tougher, however, and a move to Jordan followed in 2004. After a year with just three points being scored, he was on the move again in 2005, joining Williams. A better season would follow with 11th overall and 28 points, before a move back to Sauber for 2006, now a BMW factory team. With BMW Sauber, he experienced four successful seasons – scoring eight podiums and finishing 5th overall in 2007 as a highlight. After leaving the team prior to 2010, he returned for the last 5 races of the season in place of Pedro de la Rosa. 2011 saw a move to Lotus Renault, however he was dropped mid-season, ending his F1 career.

Following on from his F1 career he moved to the World Endurance Championship and also found a seat in Formula E with the Venturi team, where he was poised to win the first ever all-electric race before a wild move from Nico Prost sent the German barrelling into the barriers. A maiden podium came in Moscow, before moving to Mahindra for season two where he has picked up six podiums for the team and registered a career-best seventh in the standings in season three. He stays with the Indian squad for season four and aims to finally take his first victory in Formula E.

Career statistics

Formula E debut
25/09/2014
Beijing E-Prix
First points
Highest starting grid position
3rd
Highest finish
3rd
Average starting grid position
9th
Average finishing position
8th
TeamStartsPolesWinsTop 3Fastest lapsPts
2014 / 2015
Venturi11001031 (12.)
2015 / 2016
Mahindra Racing9001153 (10.)
2016 / 2017
Mahindra Racing12005088 (7.)
2017 / 2018
Mahindra Racing4001021 (7.)
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