Heidfeld to be evaluated for Renault drive
February 9, 2011
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Nick Heidfeld will be testing with Renault this weekend
Nick Heidfeld is to share a car with Bruno Senna this weekend in Jerez, as Renault seek a replacement for he injured Robert Kubica.
Kubica, who of course was involved in a rally crash last week, will probably be out for the entire season, and Renault have already made moves to shuffle their line-up. Vitaly Petrov will continue to drive one of the Renaults, but the other drive is up for contention.
Bruno Senna, one of the team’s test drivers, is in the running, as is Vitantonio Liuzzi and Nick Heidfeld. Nick will be evaluated by the team this weekend at Jerez, according to a statement:
Lotus Renault GP has revised its driver line-up for this week’s test session in Jerez
de la Frontera, Spain.
Vitaly will drive the R31 on Thursday and Friday, as originally scheduled. For
Saturday and Sunday, the team will give mileage to Bruno Senna and will also
evaluate Nick Heidfeld, who is a potential replacement for Robert Kubica as a
race driver. The exact running order for the weekend will be confirmed on
If Senna gets the drive, it is believed that he will take the second driver role, while Petrov would be the lead driver. On the other hand, if Heidfeld or Liuzzi is hired, then either of these two will lead the team.