F1: Beyond The Grid

81: ‘Quick Nick’ Heidfeld on his fastest team mates, his toughest rivals and the best F1 car he drove

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Episode notes

This week’s guest was one of the quickest and most consistent drivers of the 2000s. In fact, Nick Heidfeld stood on the podium 13 times, which is the most any driver has in history without winning a race. But don’t think of that as a dubious honour, more a reflection of the quality of a man who went toe-to-toe in equal machinery with the likes of Robert Kubica, Mark Webber and Kimi Raikkonen and frequently came out on top. 

On this week’s show Quick Nick chats to Tom Clarkson about his 183-race F1 career;  the cars, the teams and the rivals who impressed him most – plus what it was like to grow up in the hot bed of driving talent surrounding Michael Schumacher’s home kart track…