Tag Archives: Nick Heidfeld

Formula 1 – Lotus Renault & Heidfeld Separate, Senna To Complete 2011

September 3, 2011

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Lotus Renault GP and Nick Heidfeld have reached an amicable settlement today and have chosen to part company with immediate effect. This announcement enables both parties to bring the matter to a close and concentrate on their respective sporting challenges in the future. Eric Boullier, LRGP Team Principal and Managing Director: “Our disagreement with Nick […]

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Formula 1 – Bruno Senna; “It Feels Like Christmas”

August 26, 2011

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Lotus Renault GP can confirm that Bruno Senna has been nominated to race alongside Vitaly Petrov at this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix and at the Italian Grand Prix two weeks later. The team’s present intention is to give Bruno the opportunity to race for the rest of the season. However, some legal issues have not […]

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Formula 1 – Lotus Renault GP – Hungarian Grand Prix 2011

August 1, 2011

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LRGP endured a tough mixed weather Hungarian Grand Prix with Vitaly Petrov finishing in 12th position and Nick Heidfeld failing to finish. This result puts an end to LRGP’s run of consecutive top ten point scoring finishes this season. • Nick started on intermediates, changing to super softs and then softs before retiring with his car […]

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Formula 1 – Lotus RenaultGP Hungarian Grand Prix Preview

July 27, 2011

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Nick Heidfeld interview “The Hungaroring is one of my favourite circuits” Luck was not on Nick’s side at his home race, but he believes that now would be the perfect time to perform well as the August break approaches. How was your home race in Germany? It wasn’t what I was aiming for, that’s for […]

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Formula 1 – Lotus Renault – German Grand Prix

July 25, 2011

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LRGP was fighting with one hand behind its back after an early bath for Nick Heidfeld whilst Vitaly Petrov put in a gritty performance to take tenth and a point in the German Grand Prix. • Nick started on scrubbed softs and was caught in an incident at the start which dropped him to the […]

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Formula 1 – Force India German Grand Prix Race Report

July 25, 2011

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Force India delivered another excellent performance today as Adrian Sutil raced to a superb sixth place in the German Grand Prix. Teammate Paul Di Resta was the victim of a first lap crash, but recovered to finish P13. The eight points scored today move the team into 7th place in the Constructors’ Championship.   P6 […]

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Formula 1 – Lotus RenaultGP German Grand Prix Qualifying Report

July 24, 2011

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In cool conditions at the Nürburgring, LRGP secured a top ten berth for tomorrow’s race as Vitaly secured eighth position whilst Nick ended his session in eleventh. • Vitaly put in a strong qualifying performance to finish P9, behind Adrian (Sutil) but ahead of Michael (Schumacher). • Nick, meanwhile was edged out of a place […]

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Formula 1 – Lotus Renault German Grand Prix Free Practice Report

July 23, 2011

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Nick and Vitaly unleashed on track a raft of revisions to the R31 in Friday’s FP1 and FP2 sessions at a rather chilly and cloudy Nürburgring to end the day with both cars inside the top ten. Alan Permane, Chief Race Engineer – Technical programme notes Nick ran a rearward exiting exhaust for the first […]

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Formula 1 – Renault Sport F1 German Grand Prix Preview

July 20, 2011

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The 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship now makes its way to Germany for round 10 of 19, the German Grand Prix, held this year at the twisty, undulating 5.148km Nürburgring on the edge of the Eifel mountains and forest range to the north of the country. The German Grand Prix is the home Grand […]

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Formula 1 – Lotus Renault GP 2011 German Grand Prix Preview‏

July 16, 2011

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Nick Heidfeld interview “I’m proud to be representing Lotus Renault GP on the grid” The Nürburgring is a track Nick knows well having cycled, sledged in the snow and achieved his first and only pole position at the venue. As he explains, it is this familiarity that he hopes will lead to more points at […]

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Formula 1 – Lotus RenaultGP Silverstone Grand Prix Free Practice Report

July 9, 2011

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Nick and Vitaly kicked their British Grand Prix weekend off with Friday’s FP1 and FP2 sessions at a rain-lashed Silverstone. James Allison, Technical Director – Technical programme notes The track was too wet to use for some of the first session and most of the second. We used full wet and intermediate tyres in both […]

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Formula 1 – Lotus Renault GP Silverstone Grand Prix Preview

July 5, 2011

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Nick Heidfeld interview “Silverstone is different to the other places in F1 – it’s unique” With another plucky point for the team in Valencia, Nick discusses how he thinks the new Silverstone track could suit the team. Looking back to the European Grand Prix, how would you summarise your weekend in Valencia? Well, the race […]

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Formula 1 – Lotus Renault GP European Grand Prix FP 1 & 2 Report

June 25, 2011

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Nick and Vitaly kicked their European Grand Prix weekend off with Friday’s FP1 and FP2 sessions on the streets of Valencia. Alan Permane, Chief Engineer – Technical programme notes The track was very green to begin with. We used flow viz paint on both cars to assess the performance of our new DRS (drag reduction […]

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Formula 1 – Petrov Escapes Serious Injury After Heavy Crash

May 30, 2011

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LRGP secured four more points in a frenetic and memorable Monaco Grand Prix. • We opted for a one-stop strategy with both car. • Nick finished in P8, which means Nick moves up a place in the Drivers’ Championship to 6th with 29 points. • Vitaly was caught up in the crash which took place […]

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Formula 1 – Land Of Confusion; Lotus Renault GP Qualifying Report

May 29, 2011

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A confusing day for both cars with neither driver able to unlock the potential of the R31; Vitaly qualified in 11th and Nick in 16th for tomorrow’s Monaco Grand Prix. • Today’s 11th fastest time means Vitaly is the first driver on the grid able to decide which tyres he will start the race with. […]

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Formula 1 – Lotus RenaultGP Monaco Grand Prix Preview

May 24, 2011

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Nick Heidfeld: “The atmosphere is amazing and it’s a crazy race” You made a strong performance in Spain after starting the race at the very back of the grid? Yes, I was satisfied with finishing eighth after starting last. I had to be determined and fight through the field with a number of overtaking manœuvres […]

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Formula 1 – Lotus RenaultGP Spanish Grand Prix Report

May 23, 2011

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LRGP blasted from the back of the grid to a points finish as Nick took advantage of his stash of fresh tyres and a polished performance to finish eighth today. • Nick had more fresh tyres than his rivals after missing qualifying yesterday. • Nick started on new hard tyres, taking on fresh sets of […]

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Formula 1 – Lying In the Sun; Lotus Renault GP Free Practice Report

May 21, 2011

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Nick and Vitaly got underway at the familiar Circuit de Cataluña today, as free practice began at the Spanish GP.

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Formula 1 – Renault RS27 Engine Scores A 1-2 In Turkey

May 10, 2011

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The Renault RS27 engine powered Red Bull Racing to a 1-2 result in the Turkish Grand Prix held at the Istanbul Park Circuit. Sebastian Vettel dominated the race from pole position while Mark Webber took second seven laps from the end of the race with a bold overtaking manoeuvre on Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso. Mark also […]

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Formula 1 – Lotus Renault GP; Watching The Wheels

May 9, 2011

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In a race packed full of pit stops, LRGP advanced on yesterday’s qualifying positions by finishing in P7 (Nick) and P8 (Vitaly). After scoring another 10 valuable points, Lotus Renault GP remains fourth in the Constructors Championship. • Both Nick and Vitaly adopted a four-stop strategy: soft / hard / hard / hard / soft […]

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