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Nicolas Lapierre

Nicolas Lapierre

1984-04-02 (age 35)


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Starworks back in prototypes for 2020 IMSA season

Starworks Motorsport has committed to a four-race program in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship's LMP2 class, returning to the prototype ranks.

Lapierre hails "special" win on new team's debut

Nico Lapierre has described his new Cool Racing LMP2 team's class victory on its debut FIA World Endurance Championship outing at Silverstone as "something special".

Points-leading LMP2 squad faces “tricky situation” at Le Mans

The LMP2 points-leading Signatech Alpine FIA World Endurance Championship squad faces a “tricky situation” in this weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours, admits Nico Lapierre.

Derani dedicates Sebring victory to sick father

Pipo Derani has dedicated the ESM team’s victory in the 66th Sebring 12 Hours to his father after he, Nicolas Lapierre and Johannes van Overbeek captured the squad’s second win there in three years.

Lapierre, Pla join ESM for IMSA enduro campaign

Olivier Pla and Nicolas Lapierre will race for the Extreme Speed Motorsports Nissan prototype squad in the four IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship enduros next year.

Austin WEC: Tandy grabs last-gasp pole for #1 Porsche despite scare

Neel Jani and Nick Tandy took pole position for Porsche in qualifying for the Austin FIA World Endurance Championship round. 

Mexico WEC: Porsche locks out front row, Ferrari on top in GT

Porsche blocked out the front row for the first time over a year in qualifying for this weekend's Mexico City round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Red Bull Ring ELMS: Roussel beats Lapierre by 0.005s to pole

G-Drive Racing's Leo Roussel edged out Nicolas Lapierre by just five thousandths of a second to score pole position for the European Le Mans Series' Red Bull Ring round.

Toyota admits third Le Mans entry was a “waste”

Toyota general manager Hisatake Murata has suggested the Japanese marque’s third Le Mans 24 Hours entry may have been a “waste”.

Le Mans 24h: Toyota’s race destructs in dramatic fashion

Toyota’s bid to win the Le Mans 24 Hours appears over, with its long-time leading #7 and third-string #9 entries both suffering race-ending disasters.

Toyota Gazoo Racing ready for Le Mans

Toyota Gazoo Racing has focused on intensively developing the TS050 HYBRID with the aim of winning Le Mans for the first time

Toyota ends final WEC Prologue test session fastest

Toyota returnee Nicolas Lapierre ensured the Japanese marque finished WEC Prologue testing at Monza on top with a fast lap early in Sunday afternoon’s final session.

Toyota confirms Lapierre and Kunimoto for third Le Mans car

Two-time Le Mans class winner Nicolas Lapierre will return to Toyota's LMP1 outfit two-and-a-half years after being dropped, the Japanese manufacturer has confirmed.

Lapierre, Kunimoto set for Toyota Le Mans seats

Nicolas Lapierre and Yuji Kunimoto are both set to join Stephane Sarrazin in Toyota’s third Le Mans 24 Hours entry.

Daytona 24 Hours: WTR fastest, DragonSpeed bounces back

Final practice saw Jordan Taylor put the Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac at the top of the times as DragonSpeed’s Oreca recovered from its Thursday shunt with a great lap.

Lapierre retained by LMP2 champions Alpine

French driver Nicolas Lapierre will continue racing for Signatech-Alpine in the World Endurance Championship's LMP2 class in 2017, it has been announced.

WEC's standout LMP2 and GTE stars of 2016

Following on from's Top 10 LMP1 drivers of 2016, Sam Smith selects 10 standout performers in the FIA World Endurance Championship's LMP2 and GTE classes this year.

Duval, Lapierre to make Rolex 24 debuts with DragonSpeed

DragonSpeed will enter its new Oreca 07 Gibson in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona with a driver lineup of four race debutants, ahead of entering two cars in next year’s European Le Mans Series season.

Estoril ELMS: Lapierre snatches late pole for Dragonspeed

The #21 Dragonspeed crew of Nicolas Lapierre, Ben Hanley and Henrik Hedman will start the 4 Hours of Estoril from pole position after Lapierre made a late improvement on a damp, but drying track.

Austin WEC: Porsche scoops victory from Audi at COTA

The Porsche 919 of reigning champions Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard scored its third FIA World Endurance Championship victory on the trot in the 6 Hours of COTA – a race Audi will feel it should have won.

Austin WEC: Audi locks out front row for 6 Hours of COTA

Audi dominated qualifying for the 6 Hours of COTA, locking out the front row in Austin as Porsche struggled to match its raw pace in warm conditions.

Mexican LMP2 win still sinking in for home-hero Gonzalez

Ricardo Gonzalez, who promoted the inaugural 6 Hours of Mexico FIA World Endurance Championship, says he is still coming to terms with winning the LMP2 class with his own Mexican team.

I.S.R. Racing signs Nicolas Lapierre for the Total 24 Hours of Spa

Nico will defend team's colours in this Belgian round sharing the wheel of the number 74 Audi R8 LMS with Philippe Giauque, Henry Hassid and Franck Perera.

Spielberg ELMS: Tincknell fastest in opening practice

Harry Tincknell set the pace in the opening practice session for this weekend’s European Le Mans Series at the Red Bull Ring.