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POLL RESULTS: Heidfeld most likely to break F1 duck in 2009

Following the recent poll conducted amongst Crash.net readers, the votes have been counted – and Nick Heidfeld has been overwhelmingly chosen as the Formula 1 driver most likely to break his grand prix duck in 2009.

The experienced German has started no fewer than 150 races in the top flight since making his debut with Prost Grand Prix as the reigning International F3000 Champion back in 2000. Since then, the 31-year-old has notched up eleven rostrum finishes, a brace of fastest laps and pole position for the 2005 European Grand Prix on home soil at the Nürburgring with Williams – but he has yet to register his maiden victory.

With his employers BMW-Sauber expecting to challenge for world championship glory this year, however, that unenviable statistic – of being the driver on the current grid with the most starts to his name without a win – could finally be set to change.

Heidfeld received just over 40 per cent of your votes in our poll, and was followed at a distance by countryman Timo Glock, who is hoping to lead Toyota to its breakthrough grand prix success this season in his second full campaign in the uppermost echelon.

Red Bull Racing's perennially luckless Mark Webber placed third on 13 per cent, with the Aussie's former team-mate at Williams Nico Rosberg fourth – and well aware that if he fails to make his mark in 2009, he will likely never do so.

Of the remaining drivers yet to triumph in F1, Scuderia Toro Rosso returnee Sébastien Bourdais led Force India's Adrian Sutil, Renault ace Nelsinho Piquet, STR rookie Sébastien Buemi and Williams sophomore Kazuki Nakajima.

The full results are as follows:

1. Nick Heidfeld BMW-Sauber 40.1%
2. Timo Glock Toyota 17.0%
3. Mark Webber Red Bull Racing 13.1%
4. Nico Rosberg Williams F1 10.9%
5. Sébastien Bourdais Toro Rosso 8.3%
6. Adrian Sutil Force India F1 5.8%
7. Nelson Piquet Jr Renault 2.9%
8. Sébastien Buemi Toro Rosso 1.6%
9. Kazuki Nakajima Williams F1 0.3%


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James - Unregistered

March 24, 2009 1:36 PM

The BMW hasn't exactly been stunning in testing so dont hold your breath, but I really hope Nick can finally break his duck this year! He has beaten some top notch team mates: Jean Alesi, Kimi Raikkonen, Hienz Harald Frentzen, Felipe Massa, Mark Webber and Robert Kubica in 07. When you look at that list of team mates he has beaten it makes you realise that he is criminally underrated I think

Hannah - Unregistered

March 24, 2009 5:39 PM

I would say that is a very fair result, I would say with a decent car there is every possibility he can win although I do agree with EVERYTHING James said including about the BMW not looking amazingly quick in testing. :rolleyes: I still think he can pull it off though! :D I also think, given a good car, both Rosberg and Bourdais could have a good go at challenging for a win. :D To be honest, for all we know just about any, if not all, of them can win this season. :) We really won't know realistically till atleast Friday practice! :D



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