2009 is Nick Heidfeld's last roll of the dice for success in formula one.

2009 is Nick Heidfeld's last roll of the dice for success in formula one.

That is the belief of Hans-Joachim Stuck, a German former grand prix driver and contemporary motor racing expert.

When 31-year-old Heidfeld was struggling for form with BMW-Sauber last year, Stuck predicted that the nine-year F1 veteran "could lose his seat" if he does not return to the pace quickly.

The German driver ultimately did have a stronger finish to the 2008 season, but Stuck insists that Heidfeld remains under pressure.

"If he is not really up there with Kubica this year, then it would surprise me a lot if he gets another contract," Stuck, who was closely aligned with BMW throughout his career, told spox.com.

 

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