According to several media outlets, Nick Heidfeld is in danger of losing his seat at Renault. Heidfeld was drafted in to the team to stand-in for the injured Robert Kubica. Heidfeld has openly admitted he would like to continue racing in 2012.
Eurosport has an interview with team boss Eric Boullier who has admitted that he is disappointed in Heidfeld’s performance so far this season.
“We rely more on Vitaly for performance, with Nick more suitable for the development of the car,” Bouiller explained.
But he will be sitting out morning practice at the Hungaroring on Friday in deference to team reserve Bruno Senna.
“Must he (Heidfeld) fear for his job?” wonders German specialist magazine Auto Motor und Sport.
The report added that, some weeks ago, Renault team owner Genii’s chief Gerard Lopez travelled with Senna to Brazil to search for sponsors.
Bild newspaper said: “It’s possible that his cockpit is no longer safe.”