F1 » Heidfeld set to fight Renault exit

Nick Heidfeld set to fight any moves to oust him from his Renault role

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Zero - Unregistered

August 23, 2011 11:40 AM

What a sorry excuse for a team the once mighty Renault have become. They must be broke if they're willing to drop their top scoring driver mid-season to make way for an unproven pay driver. 2005/06 seems like a very long time ago now.


August 23, 2011 12:22 PM

Can you believe this. Well we should not be surprised. I
have a felling the Money Truck has been parked at the front door for a few days now. Old Nick is about to be
Bushwhacked again. Spa is a circuit Nick has driven many times, Senna a few, maybe none?? Without Nick Petrov will be called on to do all the heavy lifting now. 'Money, Money, got to have it really need it..
(O'Jays) rings true again..


N - Unregistered

August 23, 2011 12:31 PM

I've always liked Nick, quiet, reserved & you're guaranteed a great performance. Obviously he's not an elite drive, but he's put in some great drives & barring some reliability issues & few incidents he'd doing extremely well for the mid-field machinery he's been given. Unfortunately I feel money has played an issue in this. Hope to see Nick back in F1 soon

Taz - Unregistered

August 23, 2011 12:32 PM

The guy running the team is just a bean counter and it's beginning to show, his treated of Heidfeld is nothing short of disgraceful, using the media to hang the guy.

They've been lucky up till now but they've been going backwards since the start of the season.

ed - Unregistered

August 23, 2011 12:36 PM

Sheesh. Eric Bullyer getting to be as sleazy as Briatore. First shack up with Bahar and call his cars Lotus, then bad mouth Nick because Nick's a quiet guy who doesn't get involved in politics like Kimi. Eric and Gerard are doing everything they can to cement the Senna-Lotus to get more money. It's not about the racing at all.

Nick's better off at Williams when Rubens calls it a day.

You heard it here first: Eric Bullyer!

James Montgomery

August 23, 2011 12:47 PM
Last Edited 1717 days ago

Well if you want to fight your your right to drive, you better perform Nick!

3rd at the start of the season was good and I hoped we would have seen good things coming as the season progressed.... however... he only has 2 points more than someone who has to pay for their drive, I can see why Renault are not happy... he was employed to lead the team, develop the car etc..

2 points ahead of a relative rookie paydriver is not exactly leading... nor is driving up the back of Kobyashi or Buemi (granted they were racing incidents), however when your quali pace isn't good and you are spending most of your time playing catch up... or being stuck behind kovy at the Hungaroring before the car sets alight... you can't help but see why Boulier is unhappy.

If he is to develop the car... why have they gone from podium contenders to struggling to stay ahead of Force India? He is a steady driver but considering he is being paid and only just out-performing a pay-driver... why not take a shot at

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