Did you know... that Heidfeld holds the record for the most consecutive classified finishes in Formula 1, with 41?
Heidfeld came within a corner of victory first time out in the inaugural Beijing ePrix, but unfortunately that's the closest he's come to winning in Formula E despite taking top three finishes for both Venturi and Mahindra.
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 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 American Le Mans Series.