LONDON – Venturi Formula E Team driver Nick Heidfeld has revealed that he is in talks with teams over a seat for the second season of the FIA Formula E championship in spite of a difficult first campaign.
Heidfeld had been poised to win the inaugural ePrix in Beijing last September, only to crash out at the final corner after being hit by Nicolas Prost.
Since then, Heidfeld’s luck has failed to improve, limiting him to just a single podium finish at the Moscow ePrix three weeks ago.
Speaking to MotorSportsTalk ahead of this weekend’s season finale in London, the German said that although his first year has been a tough one, he believes that it has been a great success for the series as a whole.
As a result, Heidfeld is in talks with multiple teams over a drive for season two.
“For me personally it was unlucky, but for Formula E as a whole, I think it was very, very successful,” Heidfeld said.
“I want to be here in season two and I’m talking to teams at the moment.”
Another driver that is keen to remain in the championship for the 2015-2016 campaign is Mahindra Racing’s Bruno Senna, who hinted that he could be set to remain with the Indian team.
“We’ve had a difficult season,” Senna said. “The first season is always bit of a tricky one in that you don’t know which team or circumstances will be best, so I think we definitely could have done better.
“But at the same time we’ve had lots of bad luck as well. I had so many car failures, so many part failures. We lost lots of points from that.
“We need to improve, and I think we know a lot of the weak points we’ve had this year, so we’re going to try and make them better for next season.”