Nick Heidfeld is seemingly the perpetual forgotten man of the 2010 silly-season, but he could be in the running for a coveted seat at McLaren or Renault.
The Abendzeitung newspaper reports that, with Lewis Hamilton not wanting to be shown up by a quick team mate (Nico Rosberg and Kimi Raikkonen have been rumoured to join the team) next year, Heidfeld has emerged as a candidate.
"He is the most under rated driver in Formula One," McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh is quoted as saying. Mercedes’ Norbert Haug adds: "He brings over ten years of consistently strong performances."
Bild newspaper claims Heidfeld, who debuted for Prost in 2000 and has also driven for Sauber, Jordan, Williams and BMW without ever winning a race, is also in the running for the Renault seat currently occupied by the slow Romain Grosjean.