Australia

Last Race: 15th Mar Australia

Australian GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Sebastian Vettel
Australia

Next Race: 29th Mar Malaysia

'No reason Renault can't win again'

2011-08-12 14:26:00

 RSS

Share:

'No reason Renault can't win again'

Nick Heidfeld reckons Lotus Renault GP could be crowned World Champs in the future but admits Ferrari, McLaren and Red Bull have the upper hand.

Renault have proven in the past that they can win World titles with Fernando Alonso clinched the Drivers' Championship in 2005 and again in 2006.

The team also claimed the Constructors' trophy in both seasons.

But since then the team's performances have slumped. They finished third in 2007, fourth a year later, eighth in 2009 and last season rebounded to fifth.

However, Heidfeld reckons Lotus Renault GP can win another title.

"That's very difficult to answer, because anything can happen in F1," he told Auto Moto und Sport.

"Who would have committed five years ago to saying that Red Bull would be World Champions.

"For my team, we know that they are already double World Champions. It is not entirely out of thin air to believe in this team.

"But in purely statistical terms, Ferrari, McLaren and Red Bull have the better chance."

F1's Spaniards sticking together

Editor's Picks

Only Tifosi Understand...

Only Tifosi Understand...

It's not easy being a fan of the oldest and most successful F1 team but here's a guide to help those who don't understand you...

This Week In F1 History

This Week In F1 History

Nigel Mansell, Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button, Nelson Piquet and Juan Pablo Montoya all made history...

Winners & Losers: Australia

Winners & Losers: Australia

It only took one grand prix for Sauber rookie Felipe Nasr to bag his first points and his first Star of the Race...

German GP Is Bernie's Failure

German GP Is Bernie's Failure

Andrew Davies asks, has Bernie's failure to secure a German GP deal brought the sport into disrepute?

PF1 Fantasy Racing

PF1 Fantasy Racing

Are you a Ross Brawn or a Paul Stoddart? Can you manage money like Bernie or Caterham? Let's find out...