Nico Prost
Renault e.dams
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Place of Birth: Saint- Chamond, France
Lives: Fechy, Switzerland
Interests: Golf, cycling and skiing
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Biography

Coming from a family deeply entwined with Formula E’s founding, it’s no surprise that Nico Prost has excelled in in the series, taking three wins as well as starting from the first-ever pole position.

Son of the four-time Formula 1 world champion and Renault e.dams co-founder Alain Prost, Nico Prost carries a lot of expectation on his shoulders. The Frenchman didn’t start competing in motorsport until relatively late as he was originally a keen golfer. Despite winning tournaments as a student at Columbia University, Prost turned his attention to racing as he joined Formula Campus.

In 2006, he moved to Spanish Formula 3 with Racing Engineering. The following season Prost remained in Formula 3 with Campos Racing eventually ending the year third in the standings. He also competed as the rookie driver for Team France in A1GP, as well as receiving his first outing at the Le Mans 24 Hours.

In 2008 he joined the Red Bull Racing in the Euroseries 3000 Championship and won at the first time of asking, picking up one win and seven podiums on his way to the title. Ready for a new challenge, Prost entered the LMP1 category at the Le Mans 24 Hours with Speedy Racing Team Sebah. After three years with the team, he joined Rebellion Racing for the 80th edition of the race.

Prost also has experience in Formula 1 where he was appointed as a test driver for the Lotus F1 team where he competed in a number of test sessions and straight line tests.

 

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