E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > Tuning & Tech > Motorsports & Track Forum by BimmerWorld

Motorsports & Track Forum by BimmerWorld
From Auto-X to Trackday to Racing and Professional Motorsports – this is the place to discuss making BMWs fast
Sponsored by BimmerWorld

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-31-2005, 07:56 AM   #1
Jeff43
next mod: recaro child seat
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: East Coast
Posts: 1,972
My Ride: smells like surf wax
Heidfeld gets 2nd Williams/BMW Seat

from speedtv.com -

Williams’ “F1 Idol” reality show is over, and after a long off-season of mind games and speculation, Antonio Pizzonia has been voted off the Island, leaving Nick Heidfeld as the lucky one to partner Mark “The Bachelor” Webber.

27-year-old Heidfeld was announced over Pizzonia, 24, at today’s launch of the new BMW-Williams FW27 challenger in Valencia, Spain. The German and the Brazilian went head-to-head in seven testing sessions this winter, with Heidfeld outpacing his rival five times. His overall advantage over Pizzonia, however - that is, the sum of the seven gaps between the two drivers in these sessions - accounted to just 0.129 seconds.

Besides his slight edge on the track, Heidfeld is believed to have won the spot thanks to better depth in his technical feedback to the team’s engineers. Support from also-German engine partner BMW and its sporting director, Mario Theissen, was also helpful.

"It's a big chance for me," confessed an optimistic Heidfeld. "My goal has always been to win the world championship. When that will be we will see."

Pizzonia is set to remain as the team’s test and reserve driver. Although frustrated, the Jungle Boy has committed to help Williams go forward.

"Obviously I'm quite disappointed," he said. "But I'm still quite young and there is always the future. Although this is not the decision I wanted, I'm pleased to be a part of the team and I have to do my best. I will do what I can to help the team to win the championship."

Swooping front-wing aside, the new FW27 looks conservative (LAT Photo)

Still there's hope for Pizzonia, though, as team owner Sir Frank Williams stated that Heidfeld will be under a "race-by-race evaluation," and could be replaced if he underperforms.

In five seasons of F1, Heidfeld, the 1999 Formula 3000 champion, has a best finish of third in the 2001 Brazilian GP, driving for Sauber. He defended the Swiss outfit for three seasons, after debuting for Prost in 2000. Last year, he struggled with Eddie Jordan’s cash-strapped squad.
Jeff43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 01-31-2005, 08:08 AM   #2
S2Krazy
A Flammable Plumber
 
S2Krazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Charleston , SC
Posts: 4,792
My Ride: ****ED UP CL
Send a message via AIM to S2Krazy Send a message via MSN to S2Krazy
ahh that kind of sux ... i wanted to see pizzonia race with webber .. but heidfeld is a great driver as well ...i hope they get to win some races
S2Krazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2005, 04:59 PM   #3
GordonMurray
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: No Original 13 Colonies, No Care.
Posts: 2,072
My Ride: A German Motorcoach.
Quote:
Originally Posted by e46krazy
ahh that kind of sux ... i wanted to see pizzonia race with webber .. but heidfeld is a great driver as well ...i hope they get to win some races
Heidfeld is a great driver? Certainly not according to Eddie Jordan.

Heidfeld is a wash. I even think Webber is far over-rated. He was good in an inferior car yet he was lackluster in a mediocre car.

Last edited by GordonMurray; 01-31-2005 at 05:03 PM.
GordonMurray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2005, 10:10 AM   #4
donpapas
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: miami
Posts: 8
My Ride: vw touraeg
Talking Heidfeld Deserves the seat!!!!!!!!

I just wanted to say Congrats to Nick he deserved the seat because of the fast lap times he did to beat Antonio for the Final BMW seat. Nick should be successful finally because the FW27 looks to be a contender for now. We gotta see how reliable it will be On Opening day in Melbourne!!!!!!
donpapas is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use