Biography
Day of birth:
10th May 1977
Place of birth:
Mönchengladbach, Germany
Residence:
Switzerland
Website:
nickheidfeld.com
Marital Status:
Engaged to Patricia Papen, daughter Juni, sons Joda and Justus
Height:
1.67 m
Weight:
58 kg
Hobbys:
Sport, eating
Favourite food:
Foie gras
Favourite drink:
Virgin Pinacolada, Testarossa
Favourite Circuits:
Suzuka and Macau
 
Career highlights
Career highlights:
1988–1993
Karting successes, first at a national level,
then qualified for European and World Championship

1994 
Winner of the German Formula Ford 1600 Championship, eight wins out of nine races

1995 
Winner of the International German Formula Ford 1800 Championship, four wins

1996 
3rd place German Formula 3 Championship, three wins; pole position and race win at the Formula 3 World Final in Macau;
3rd place Formula 3 Masters in Zandvoort

1997 
Winner of the German Formula 3 Championship,
five wins;
Winner of the F3 Grand Prix Monaco.
Formula One test (McLaren-Mercedes)

1998 
2nd place European Formula 3000 Championship, three wins;
Formula One test driver (McLaren-Mercedes)

1999 
Winner of the European Formula 3000 Championship,
four wins;
Formula One test driver (McLaren-Mercedes)

2000 
Formula One World Championship (Prost Peugeot),
no points

2001  
8th place Formula One World Championship
(Sauber Petronas)

2002 
10th place Formula One World Championship
(Sauber Petronas)

2003 
14th place Formula One World Championship
(Sauber Petronas)

2004 
18th place Formula One World Championship
(Jordan Ford)

2005  
11th place Formula One World Championship
(BMW WilliamsF1 Team)

2006  
9th place Formula One World Championship
(BMW Sauber F1 Team)

2007  
5th place Formula One World Championship
(BMW Sauber F1 Team)

2008  
6th place Formula One World Championship
(BMW Sauber F1 Team)

2009 
13th place Formula One World Championship
(BMW Sauber F1 Team)

2010
Formula 1 test driver (MercedesGP), till August 2010.
Official tyre test driver (Pirelli), August - September 2010.
Formula 1 World Championship (Sauber Motorsport), from GP Singapore 2010.