Nick Heidfeld Chooses Nissan LEAF Over e-Golf And BMW i3

3 years ago by Mark Kane 10

Nick Heidfeld drives electric

Nick Heidfeld drives electric

Nick Heidfeld drives electric

Nick Heidfeld drives electric

The former Formula 1 driver Nick Heidfeld is now a happy new owner of a Nissan LEAF.

The German driver, who lives in Switzerland, choose the LEAF over Volkswagen e-Golf or BMW i3 as family car.  (Although we suspect there has perhaps been some compensation influencing his choice of EVs)

Nick Heidfeld is one of two drivers for the Venturi Formula E Team, so electric cars are not unknown to him.

Maybe the daily use of Nissan LEAF is some kind of secret training strategy to better his performances in Formula E? Better watch out in Switzerland.

Venturi Formula E Team

Venturi Formula E Team

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10 responses to "Nick Heidfeld Chooses Nissan LEAF Over e-Golf And BMW i3"

  1. Thomas J. Thias says:

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    http://www.fiaformulae.com/

    https://twitter.com/fiaformulae

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  2. Surya says:

    You’d think he’d be able to afford – and would prefer – a Model S? Preferably a P84D?
    But still, it’s great to see a celebrity choosing an ‘every persons’ EV!

    1. GSP says:

      Perhaps, but to get a heated steering wheel it is necessary to buy a Leaf, not a Tesla.

      GSP

    2. Foo says:

      Or at least the Nismo Leaf.

    3. It’s not even the top Leaf model, as you can see it has no front camera for the surround view mode.

  3. Felix says:

    I call BS. Renault/Nissan is the supplier of the standardised Formula E car. So there you have it. Are you surprised Hamilton drives an SLS or Vettel loves his Infinity? Come on.

    1. sven says:

      Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!

      Felix, you hit the nail on the head.

    2. sven says:

      Follow the money!

  4. Jimmy says:

    He was driving for Nissan Motorsport earlier this year in a GT-R.

  5. Just_Chris says:

    He’s so proud of his Nissan leaf he keeps it at work in the disused part of the open plan office under a giant red blanket.