Heidfeld to make decision on Buenos Aires ePrix after shakedown

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BUENOS AIRES – Nick Heidfeld will make a decision on his participation in the Buenos Aires ePrix following shakedown on Friday.

Heidfeld missed the last Formula E race in Punta del Este after undergoing surgery on his hand in a bid to fix a recurring problem.

The German driver looks set to return to action in Buenos Aires, but is waiting until he returns to the wheel of a Formula E car before making a final decision on his participation.

“Progress has been very, very quick, and I had a first small test already week in Valencia in an old GP2 car that Mahindra organized,” Heidfeld told MotorSportsTalk.

“I was positively surprised that it went quite well, which led to us discussing what we would do for here. I said I see a very good chance that I can drive, but I cannot be sure.

“At this moment, the best [thing] for me would be to do the shakedown on Friday and decide afterwards. This is where we stand. I am very hopeful but I can’t be sure.

“The doctor said the band is together, there is no risk, but as I said, flexibility isn’t quite there and on top of that the muscles aren’t there and the tendons are not really as they were before. So we’ll only find out tomorrow how it is.”

Should Heidfeld be unable to race, former A1 GP champion and two-time IndyCar starter Adam Carroll is in Buenos Aires as backup, having tested for Mahindra over the summer.