F1 » Jordan hits out at Heidfeld 'bullying'

Eddie Jordan hits out at Renault over treatment of Nick Heidfeld

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Calvin _

August 22, 2011 12:03 PM

Consistency. Yes, consistently average. Quick Nick isn't actually that quick. I wonder who dreamt up the name for him? As for making way for a returning RK, his seat was only a stop gap measure anyway. Should anyone be surprised that they really want RK back?

As for leading the team, which F1 driver actually leads a team, They're all in it for number one.

Ben M - Unregistered

August 22, 2011 12:14 PM

They built the car around Kubica and he injured himself before the season started. No wonder they're annoyed, and because they're French, this is the way they deal with it - taking it out on Heidfeld who isn't really to blame at all.

Don't Renault have 3 or 4 reserve drivers on their books? Why not get one of them in if Heidfeld is doing so badly?


August 22, 2011 1:10 PM

EJ right to defend NH cause he's done nothing wrong. Renault are frustrated cause the car is pretty good and neither NH or VP are getting the best from it. The car was built for RK and I hope he comes back shows how good the Renault really is

Esteban - Unregistered

August 22, 2011 1:14 PM

EJ is absolutely right, I've been disgusted with the way Nick has been treated. One suspects Boullier and Lopez just want to make him a scapegoat for their poor performance, but even if you agree with what they're saying, it is incredibly unprofessional and nasty to be saying it so frequently and publicly.

Ray watson - Unregistered

August 22, 2011 1:42 PM

Eddie is very right, and the official Renault team should be ashamed of themselves. They have produced a "bucket of bolts" this year, proved by Petrov's average performance.Renault pull the plug on the leaders of your team, and put in some real management that know F1.

Mark J - Unregistered

August 22, 2011 2:21 PM

Well said EJ. Maybe they would not have been laying into Heidlfeld if they let their superstar go off rallying. Would also help if the Team Owner put some actual cash into the team to make a good car. It would also help if the Team Boss shut up for once and made sure he does not keep losing his most senior staff which made Renault-Lotus-Lada (whatever they are now)a leading team in the past, turning them now into a solid midfielder.

dave - Unregistered

August 22, 2011 2:59 PM

Chaps, this is hardly the first time Renault have built and engineered unequal cars is it ?

In fact, they never have, always putting more kit and time on one car for the lead driver.

Fate may have dealt Nick an unlucky end in F1, not the first bad card he has had either.

Bystander - Unregistered

August 22, 2011 4:28 PM

Agree with Ben M. Heidfeld was widely believed to be the best available option to partner Petrov following Kubica's accident (especially after the Raikkonen debacle!) when they had a whole raft of inexperienced reserve drivers.

I wouldn't say Nick is exactly setting the world alight (just cars, it seems!) - but if he's not doing the job, get him out and put Bruno Senna or someone in the car. Or shut up. Back-biting in public is just unprofessional.

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