Nick Heidfeld started karting at the age of eight before jumping into single-seaters, dominating the German Formula Ford 1600 series. He won eight races out of a possible nine in his debut season.
The following year he clinched the title in the German International Formula Ford 1800 Championship.
After his success in junior categories, Heidfeld progressed to compete in the German Formula 3 and International F3000 series. He went on to win the title in both championships before making his Formula 1 debut for Prost GP.
In his second season, he switched to Sauber where he partnered Kimi Raikkonen. Following stints at both Williams F1 and the rebranded BMW Sauber Team, Heidfeld became a regular podium finisher while scoring a total of 259 points. The German attained the last of his 13 podiums in 2011 for Lotus-Renault before shifting focus to the World Endurance Championship and the American Le Mans Series.
Heidfeld had an adamant opening season in Formula E, but he was also one of he unluckiest drivers on the grid. Heidfeld constantly found himself at the front of the field in the opening rounds of the championship, but mid-race penalties and a huge crash in Beijing cost the German driver from picking up a victory.
Heidfeld will be looking to turn his fortunes around at Mahindra Racing this season after moving across from Venturi.