Nicolas Lapierre

Nicolas Lapierre ( born April 2, 1984 in Thonon -les- Bains ) is a French racing driver.


Karting and Formula Series

His career began in 1993 in karting. 1999 rose Lapierre in the French Formula Renault. In 2001 and 2002 he drove in Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup, in 2002 in the French Formula 3 In 2003, Lapierre to Signature Plus in the newly founded Formula 3 Euro Series and finished eleventh in the standings, also won Lapierre the prestigious formula 3 Grand Prix in Macau. 2004 Lapierre stayed at Signature Plus in the Formula 3 Euro Series. In his second season Lapierre won three races and was behind Jamie Green and Alexandre Prémat third in the overall standings. He also took part in two races in the British Formula 3 Championship.

2005 joined the French in the newly formed GP2 Series at Arden International. LaPierre's best finish was third place in his home race at Magny -Cours. With 21 points Lapierre was eleventh in the overall standings. His team-mate Heikki Kovalainen won the runner-up title in the series. Then Lapierre was active in the A1GP 2005/2006 season for the French A1 team. Along with Alexandre Prémat he won the championship title in the series. 2006 Lapierre stayed at Arden International and denied his second season in the GP2 series. His teammate was the German Michael Ammer Müller. After the season for Lapierre had started promisingly, he was injured in an accident in Monaco and had to pause for two race weekends. At the end of the season Lapierre took ninth place in the overall standings. After the season, he was again in the A1GP 2006/2007 season at the start. The title defense was not successful, however, presented the points for fourth overall. 2007 Lapierre played his third and so far last season in the GP2 series. Lapierre joined DAMS, with whom he had already worked in the A1 Grand Prix, and was team-mate Kazuki Nakajima of. Lapierre won two races and finished the season in twelfth place in the overall standings. In addition, Lapierre took part in the 24 - hour race at Le Mans.

Sport car

In the 2007/2008 A1GP season Lapierre played two races for the French A1 team. His main involvement was in 2008, but for ORECA in the Le Mans Series. Together with Olivier Panis he then drove the prototype Courage - Oreca LC70, but finished only the 1000 km race at Spa -Francorchamps on the podium and in the points. Lapierre also remains for the 2009 season with ORECA, which during the winter break, the sports prototype aerodynamically completely modified. However, the completion of the vessel referred to now ORECA 01 to 1000 km race at Spa delayed. So Lapierre had to compete with last year's car with his teammate Panis the first championship race in Spain. With the new vehicle is improved, the results of the teams throughout the season. At the last championship race at Silverstone Lapierre could retract his first overall victory. When not to the championship scoring 24 - hour race at Le Mans Panis and Lapierre were amplified by Soheil Ayari and took the checkered flag in fifth place overall. In September Lapierre went along with Panis and Romain Dumas for ORECA at Petit Le Mans. The originally scheduled at 1000 - mile race had to be stopped after four hours due to heavy rain and Lapierre was assessed in fifth place and as the best-placed car with a gasoline engine. He was also reported at the end of the year even with the two 500 - km race in the Asian Le Mans Series. With his new teammates Loïc Duval he could finish both races on the podium, but the team missed the overall victory in the championship.

Le Mans results

Career stations


  • Official Website of Nicolas Lapierre
  • Racers (France)
  • GP2 racer
  • A1GP race car driver
  • Frenchman
  • Born in 1984
  • Man
  • Drivers in the 24 Hours of Le Mans