Nicklas Nielsen (born 6 February 1997 in Hørning) is a professional Ferrari GT factory racing driver from Denmark.[1]

Career

Karting

Nielsen began karting when he was 4 years old back in 2001. He competed in many international events and championships, winning ten major titles.[2]

Lower formula

In 2016, Nielsen made is single-seater debut in the ADAC Formula 4 Championship in Germany, finishing 8th and winning the Rookie's championship while racing for the Austrian Neuhauser Racing team, scoring 3 podiums and 2 fastest laps.

In 2017, Nielsen returned to the ADAC championship, this time with the US Racing team. Although he did win a race[3] and scored 3 podiums, a team disqualification at the Lausitzring event and a major accident induced by a competitor which caused irreparable damage to his car for the rest of the event at the Nürburgring deprived him of a proper chance to fight for the title.[according to whom?]

Sports cars

In 2018, not having the budget to continue single-seater racing, Nielsen participated in the Ferrari Challenge in Europe where he took 10 wins in 14 races. That performance was noticed by Luzich Racing which offered Nielsen a race seat alongside Fabien Lavergne and established Ferrari GT-racer Alessandro Pier Guidi in the 2019 European Le Mans Series in the LMGTE Class, which they won.

In 2019, Nielsen became an official Ferrari driver, racing for the Italian AF Corse team. He finished third with teammates François Perrodo and Emmanuel Collard at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and became World Champion in the GTE-Am Class.[4]

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2016 ADAC Formula 4 Championship Neuhauser Racing 24 0 0 2 3 106 8th
Audi Sport TT Cup N/A 14 1 1 1 7 238 3rd
2017 ADAC Formula 4 Championship US Racing 19 1 1 1 4 128 6th
Ferrari Challenge Europe – Trofeo Pirelli (Pro) Formula Racing 2 2 2 1 2 34 8th
2018 Ferrari Challenge Europe – Trofeo Pirelli (Pro) Formula Racing 14 10 8 10 14 282 1st
FIA GT Nations Cup Team Denmark 3 0 0 0 1 N/A 3rd
International GT Open Luzich Racing 2 0 0 0 0 6 31st
2019 European Le Mans Series - GTE Luzich Racing 6 4 0 2 5 127 1st
2019-20 FIA World Endurance Championship - GTE Am AF Corse 8 2 0 0 5 167 1st
2020 24 Hours of Le Mans - GTE Am AF Corse 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 3rd
GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup 3 0 0 0 0 46 6th
Intercontinental GT Challenge 1 0 0 0 0 12 15th
European Le Mans Series - GTE Iron Lynx 1 0 0 0 0 10 16th
Michelin Le Mans Cup - GT3 1 0 0 1 1 15 12th
2021 Asian Le Mans Series - GT Formula Racing 4 0 0 0 1 23.5 9th
FIA World Endurance Championship - GTE Am AF Corse 6 4 0 3 4 150 1st
24 Hours of Le Mans - GTE Am 1 1 0 0 1 N/A 1st
IMSA SportsCar Championship - GTD 2 0 1 0 0 246 55th
GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup Iron Lynx 5 1 0 0 1 83 1st
Intercontinental GT Challenge Iron Lynx Motorsport Lab 1 1 0 0 1 37 6th
AF Corse - Francorchamps Motors 2 0 1 1 0
2022 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP2 AF Corse
European Le Mans Series - LMP2
IMSA SportsCar Championship - GTD
GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup Iron Lynx
Intercontinental GT Challenge

Ferrari Challenge Finali Mondiali results

Year Class Team Car Circuit Pos.
2018 Trofeo Pirelli Pro Denmark Formula Racing Ferrari 488 Challenge Italy Autodromo Nazionale di Monza 1st

Complete European Le Mans Series results

(Races in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 Rank Points
2019 Luzich Racing LMGTE Ferrari 488 GTE Ferrari F154CB LEC
1
MNZ
3
1st 127
Ferrari 488 GTE Evo CAT
1
SIL
4
SPA
1
ALG
1
2020 Iron Lynx LMGTE Ferrari 488 GTE Evo Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8 LEC SPA LEC
5
MNZ ALG 16th 10
2022 AF Corse LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 LEC
8
IMO
14
MNZ
12
CAT
SPA
ALG
11th* 5*

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results

Year Entrant Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rank Points
2019-20 AF Corse LMGTE Am Ferrari 488 GTE Evo Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8 SIL
1
FUJ
2
SHA
4
BHR
4
COA
4
SPA
1
LMS
3
BHR
2
1st 167
2021 AF Corse LMGTE Am Ferrari 488 GTE Evo Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8 SPA
1
POR
11
MON
1
LMS
1
BHR
5
BHR
1
1st 150
2022 AF Corse LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 SEB
9
SPA
9
LMS
19
MNZ
FUJ
BHR
* *

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2020 Italy AF Corse France François Perrodo
France Emmanuel Collard
Ferrari 488 GTE Evo GTE
Am
339 26th 3rd
2021 Italy AF Corse France François Perrodo
Italy Alessio Rovera
Ferrari 488 GTE Evo GTE
Am
340 25th 1st
2022 Italy AF Corse France François Perrodo
Italy Alessio Rovera
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 361 24th 19th

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos. Points
2022 AF Corse GTD Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020 Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8 DAY
4
SEB
LBH
LGA
MDO
DET
WGL
MOS
LIM
ELK
VIR
PET
-* 0*

References

  1. ^ "Daniel Serra and Nicklas Nielsen appointed new official Ferrari Competizioni GT drivers". races.ferrari.com. 19 December 2019. Archived from the original on 15 November 2020. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Nielsen takes second straight Winter Cup title". motorsport.com. 21 February 2016. Archived from the original on 15 November 2020. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Nicklas Nielsen celebrates maiden victory". adac-motorsport.de. 29 April 2017. Archived from the original on 15 November 2020. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Bahrain WEC: Conway, Kobayashi and Lopez win to clinch final LMP1 title". autosport.com. 14 November 2020. Archived from the original on 15 November 2020. Retrieved 15 November 2020.

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by FIA Endurance Trophy for LMGTE Am Drivers
2019-20
With: Emmanuel Collard & François Perrodo
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