“Mahindra have made some good decisions and changes for season two and I’m excited to be here because like last year again we don’t know what to expect. When the regulations are opened it’s very interesting - unlike other series where the regulations are the same for a long time and everybody arrives at the perfect solution. Here it’s open and it’s new and it’s cool to see so many different approaches.”
After crashing, quite literally, on to the scene during the opening race in Beijing, Nick Heidfeld had a frustrating inaugural season in Formula E. He did achieve a third place finish with Venturi in Moscow but couldn’t celebrate on the podium with his team after being promoted following Sebastien Buemi’s penalty for an unsafe release. This season he has made the move to Mahindra Racing to partner Bruno Senna.
Heidfeld started karting at the age of eight before jumping into single-seaters, dominating the German Formula Ford 1600 series. He won eight races out of a possible nine in his debut season. The following year he clinched the title in the German International Formula Ford 1800 Championship.
After his success in junior categories Heidfeld progressed to compete in German Formula 3 and International F3000 series. He went on to win the title in both championships before making his Formula 1 debut for Prost GP.
In his second season he switched to Sauber where he partnered Kimi Raikkonen. Following stints at both Williams F1 and the rebranded BMW Sauber Team, Heidfeld became a regular podium finisher while scoring a total of 259 points. The German attained the last of his 13 podiums in 2011 for Lotus-Renault before shifting focus to the American Le Mans Series.
Last season he also competed in the World Endurance Championship with Rebellion Racing alongside Daniel Abt.