F1 »

Kobayashi has better engines, says Heidfeld

Nick Heidfeld: The team has lost three of just eight allowed engines on my car this season. To make matters worse this happened at an early stage where the engines were pretty fresh. Therefore the remaining engines have to cover a lot of extra miles. This unfortunately leads to an engine power loss owed to the fact of having "older" engines, which is the reason for losing out on acceleration and top speeds.
Nick Heidfeld has revealed that one of the reasons he has struggled to match his team-mate Kamui Kobayashi is because he is in a 'worst position' with regard to engines.

Heidfeld, who was drafted in to replace Pedro de la Rosa after the Italian Grand Prix, has been out-qualified twice so far by his team-mate and has yet to beat him in a race - although encouraging both finished in the top ten and scored points in Korea and Japan.

"Interestingly I did always run exactly the same downforce setting as Kamui," Heidfeld told his personal website when asked by one of his fans why he is always down on Kobayashi in the speed traps.

"But I might be in the worst position in regard to the engine situation. The team has lost three of just eight allowed engines on my car this season. To make matters worse this happened at an early stage where the engines were pretty fresh.

"Therefore the remaining engines have to cover a lot of extra miles. This unfortunately leads to an engine power loss owed to the fact of having 'older' engines, which is the reason for losing out on acceleration and top speeds," added the Sauber man ahead of this weekend's F1 2010 Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos.


Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Qualifying, Nick Heidfeld (GER), BMW Sauber F1 Team, C29
Qualifying, Bruno Senna (BRA), Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT), F110 leads Nick Heidfeld (GER), BMW Sauber F1 Team, C29
Race, Adrian Sutil (GER), Force India F1 Team, VJM03 and Nick Heidfeld (GER), BMW Sauber F1 Team, C29
Friday Practice 1, Nick Heidfeld (GER), BMW Sauber F1 Team, C29
Friday Practice 1, Nick Heidfeld (GER), BMW Sauber F1 Team, C29
Race, Nick Heidfeld (GER), BMW Sauber F1 Team, C29
French Grand Prix at Paul Ricard
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Pirelli 2017 tyre test [Credit: Pirelli]
27.11.2016 - Race, Marcus Ericsson (SUE) Sauber C34 and Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren Honda MP4-31
27.11.2016 - Race, Marcus Ericsson (SUE) Sauber C34
27.11.2016 - Race, Felipe Nasr (BRA) Sauber C34
27.11.2016 - Race, Felipe Nasr (BRA) Sauber C34 and Max Verstappen (NED) Red Bull Racing RB12
27.11.2016 - Race, Felipe Nasr (BRA) Sauber C34
27.11.2016 - Race, Marcus Ericsson (SUE) Sauber C34, Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR11 and Max Verstappen (NED) Red Bull Racing RB12
27.11.2016 - Race, Marcus Ericsson (SUE) Sauber C34
27.11.2016 - Race, Felipe Nasr (BRA) Sauber C34 leads Romain Grosjean (FRA) Haas F1 Team VF-16
27.11.2016 - Race, Esteban Ocon (FRA) Manor Racing MRT05, Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Manor Racing MRT05 and Felipe Nasr (BRA) Sauber C34
27.11.2016 - Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB12, Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR11 and Marcus Ericsson (SUE) Sauber C34

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


50 Cent - Unregistered

November 05, 2010 3:18 PM

It's not like he did not get a preferential treatment before at Sauber, but unlike you I'd love to see Heidi in Renault so we can wipe those sentiments that he is a faster driver than Kubica.



© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.