In the Williams BMW, Nick secured one pole position and three podium places in 2005, despite the season ending prematurely for him due to an accident in testing in Monza, caused by a broken wheel suspension, and
a subsequent cycling mishap. Nick was in on the BMW Sauber F1 Team project from its birth, in June 2005, and has been on board ever since. "No team in Formula One has ever got off to such an impressive start," he says. "We've now been meeting, if not beating, our goals for the past three years."
In the course of the debut season in 2006, he secured the first podium place for the newly formed team when he came third in Hungary. Then, in 2007, he secured the first front-row start as well as two more podium places. In 2008 he drove the team's first two fastest race laps and scored four second-place finishes. For 2009 he is hoping that "our car will be in with a chance and that we can be title contenders despite the sweeping rule changes". Nick has always had a strong will to win.