With the little German's maiden pole and second successive podium, the Nurburgring paddock suggested that Nick - who could easily have ended a test driver in 2005 - will front BMW's F1 effort for the foreseeable future, whether at Williams or Sauber.
Someone even alluded to him as a Ferrari man of the future.
"If we keep moving in the right direction," said the 28-year-old, "I think I will soon have my first career win."
Would-be Sauber principal, BMW motor sport director Mario Theissen, meanwhile - a staunch Heidfeld supporter - refused to reveal details of Tuesday's rumoured BMW board meeting.
"It is an internal discussion," said the German, "(so) I can't tell you all the things that are on the agenda." -GMM