Nicolas Jean Prost
(born 18 August 1981, Saint-Chamond
) is a French
racing driver currently racing for A1 Team France
in the A1 Grand Prix
series, and for ELK Motorsport in the Euroseries 3000
, which he won in 2008.
Despite being the oldest son of four-time Formula One
World Drivers' champion Alain Prost
, he started his career at the late age of 22 in Formula Campus. Nicolas was a golfer, winning tournaments when he was at Columbia University.
In 2006, he joined Racing Engineering to contest in the Spanish Formula Three Championship
. He won one race and had six podiums, which earned him 4th place in the championship as well as the best rookie title.
In 2007, he finished third in the Spanish Formula Three Championship
with 2 wins, 1 pole and 7 podiums.
In 2008, he joined Bull racing and won the Euroseries 3000 championship in his first year with one win, two poles and seven podiums.
For A1 GP season 3 (2007–2008), Nicolas was the rookie driver for Team France.
For A1 GP season 4 (2008–2009), Nicolas was still the rookie driver and topped every single rookie sessions. He was promoted to racing driver for the end of the season and showed that he had the pace to fight on top. The team issued in a statement at the end of the seasons that he should be driving the entire 2009–2010 season.
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