- Date of birth : 18.08.1981
- Place of birth : Saint Chamond, France
- Height : 172cm
- Weight : 61kg
Born in Saint-Chamond, France, Nicolas Prost has enjoyed a prolific career in motor racing, having competed in some of the world’s top single-seater and sportscar championships. Nico was however a relative latecomer to the sport, concentrating instead on a university education in business management and a passion for golf.
He began his racing career in 2003 aged 22 in Formula Campus after graduating from Columbia College in New York. He continued in the series in 2004 before entering the French Formula Renault 2.0 Championship with Graff Racing. Nico then joined Racing Engineering for their 2006 Spanish Formula Three Championship campaign where he won a race and scored six additional podiums, earning him the rookie title. In 2007 he remained in Formula 3 where he won races and scored six podiums on his way to third overall in the championship.
Then, in 2008, he stepped up to the Euroseries F3000 category and won the title after displaying a remarkable level of consistency throughout the 16-race season. Nico also made his ice-racing debut in 2009, winning the Electrical Andros Trophy series title that year and winning the title again the following season. In 2011–2012, he joined father Alain in the works Dacia team and claimed the rookie title in the main series.
Nico’s smooth driving style and flexibility would prove vital to Nico’s successful transition to endurance racing where fast, mistake-free driving is essential.
Nico made his endurance debut in 2007 and has competed in various series in Europe and the USA. Competing for the Anglo-Swiss Rebellion Racing team, Nico has contested the world-famous Le Mans 24 Hours on several occasions, recording a best finish of fourth overall in 2012 and 2014 and winning the LMP1 Privateer class in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2016. Nico also won back to back Petit Le Mans in 2012 and 2013. Furthermore he has also enjoyed success in the Le Mans Series, Intercontinental Le Mans Cup and the LMP1 Privateer class of the FIA World Endurance Championship, which he won with Rebellion in 2012, 2014 and 2015.
Between 2012 and ‘13 Prost dovetailed his endurance racing commitments with a test driver role at the Lotus-Renault Formula One team where he carried out significant levels of development work aboard the squad’s grand prix-winning cars.
Nico joined Renault e.dams to take part in the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship in 2014/15 and secured the first-ever pole position at the series debut event in Beijing. The Frenchman went on to claim a second consecutive pole at Putrajaya, his first Formula E podium in Argentina and his maiden win at the Miami
ePrix. After a difficult start to Season 2 Nico went from strength to strength, securing his first podium of the year in Mexico and ending the season with a double win in London to clinch third in the drivers’ championship.
FIA Formula E Championship record to date
- 3 Wins
- 3 Poles
- 2 Fastest laps
- 228 Total points