16 Apr 21
- FAN ZONE
Rising star and Japanese Super Formula and Super GT champion Nick Cassidy makes his debut for Envision Virgin Racing in the 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
A true racing renaissance man, Nick Cassidy's racing career has seen him successfully jump from GT cars to single-seaters, and he has already demonstrated his speed for the Envision Virgin Racing in the annual Marrakesh Rookie Test.
Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Cassidy started racing at a young age, competing in karting at just six years old, kicking off a successful career in his home country and taking on the likes of future Formula E winner Mitch Evans.
Graduating to single-seaters, Cassidy set off with a winning debut in the Formula First New Zealand series in 2008, before eventually becoming one of the most successful drivers in the history of the Toyota Racing Series.
After back-to-back championship victories in the Toyota Racing Series, Cassidy travelled to Europe to take on the FIA Formula 3 European and Renault 2.0 championships. The New Zealander also got his first sampling of street racing with an impressive third-place finish in his first-ever appearance at the challenging Macau Grand Prix.
Cassidy then branched out into Japanese motorsport and dual driving duties in the Super Formula and Super GT championships. Driving for the legendary TOM'S racing outfit, the Kiwi continued his rise in Japan taking the Super GT title in 2017, following this with Drivers' Championship honours in the 2019 Super Formula season.
After a star appearance topping the timesheets at the 2020 Marrakesh Rookie Test, Cassidy jumps back into the seat with Envision Virgin Racing for his debut in the 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.