Nicolas Lapierre

Nicolas Lapierre

1984-04-02 (age 37)
Team Signatech


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What to expect from the LMP1 era's last survivor

While Alpine is still mulling the prospect of a Le Mans Hypercar entry to complement the reinvigorated brand's F1 team, its partner team Signatech is testing the waters in 2021 with the last remaining car from the outgoing LMP1 era.

Alpine confirms driver line-up for WEC LMP1 effort

Former Toyota factory driver Nicolas Lapierre will return to the top class of the FIA World Endurance Championship with Alpine in 2021.

Keating rejoins PR1, takes on double duty for Rolex 24

PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports has revealed its driver line-up for January's Rolex 24 at Daytona, which confirms that Ben Keating will be taking on double duty in the race for a second year in a row.

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.

Analysis: How Alpine conquered Le Mans' LMP2 battle

The LMP2 battle of last weekend's Le Mans 24 Hours may have taken a backseat to the more dramatic events of LMP1 and GTE, but Signatech Alpine's triumph deserves to be talked about. Sam Smith looks back.

Nissan signs off in LM P2 at Le Mans with its fifth class victory

NIssan actually filled 12 of the top 13 finishing positions to take its fifth class victory from six attempts.

Lapierre gets LMP2 WEC drive with Signatech

Nicolas Lapierre, class winner in last year's Le Mans 24 Hours, will switch to the LMP2 category full-time in 2016, having joined Signatech-Alpine's WEC squad.

Lapierre joins ELMS grid for 2016 season

French driver Nicolas Lapierre will contest the 2016 European Le Mans Series season with newcomer team DragonSpeed.

2015: A historic year for ORECA LM P2 chassis

A very successful first season for the much awaited ORECA 05

Nine drivers escape penalties after Thailand carnage

A total of nine drivers were summoned to the stewards after a pair of accident-strewn races at the Chang International Circuit in Thailand, albeit all escaped without significant penalties.

Lada hoping to run unchanged line-up in 2016

The Lada WTCC squad has expressed its wish to keep its current trio of Rob Huff, Nicky Catbsurg and Nicola Lapierre for next season.

LMP2 - Thiriet by TDS Racing ended on a high note!

At the end of a great race, the Oreca 05 Nissan of the Thiriet by TDS Racing won the last round of the season.

Shanghai WTCC: Muller takes fifth win as Lopez moves closer to the title

Yvan Muller completed the celebrations for Citroen Racing in Shanghai, winning the second race of the day as Honda’s Gabriele Tarquini and reigning champion Jose Maria Lopez completed the podium after an intense battle.

KCMG seals podium finish at dramatic six-hour challenge in Austin

Richard Bradley, Matt Howson and Nicolas Lapierre finished second in the LMP2 class and sixth overall, helping to maintain their Teams’ and Drivers’ Championship leads.

KCMG loses LMP2 class pole at COTA

Following a decision by the FIA World Endurance Championship stewards, the LMP2 pole time set by the #47 KCMG car at COTA has been disallowed.

Rivals on the rise as WTCC heads to Shanghai

Citroën closes in on WTCC Manufacturers’ Championship glory

Porsche snatches top spot from rejuvenated Audi in night practice

Porsche’s Timo Bernhard left it late to topple a renewed challenge from Audi in the second practice session for this weekend’s Six Hours of Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

Porsche sets fearsome pace in first practice at COTA

Porsche re-affirmed its superiority in the World Endurance Championship with another dominant display in the first free practice session of the weekend at COTA this afternoon.

Monteiro wins in Motegi as title contenders hit trouble

Castrol Honda’s Tiago Monteiro claimed his second win of the season, and the third for Honda this year while championship contenders Yvan Muller and Jose Maria Lopez both failed to finish the race after separate incidents.

Lopez extends points lead with race one victory in Japan

Citroen’s Jose Maria Lopez deprived Honda of a home victory after taking the lead from Norbert Michelisz into the first corner at Motegi, leading the rest of the way to take his seventh win of the season.

Nicolas Lapierre replaces Jaap van Lagen at Lada

Nicolas Lapierre will replace Dutch driver Jaap van Lagen for the final four rounds of the World Touring Car Championship at Lada Sport, becoming the sixth different driver to compete for the Russian manufacturer this season.

KCMG storm to LMP2 victory with perfect weekend at Le Mans

First ever Hong Kong team to win the French endurance classic.

First 24 Hours of Le Mans pole position for the ORECA 05 LM P2 and KCMG !

The new ORECA 05 took an impressive pole position for its first participation in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The ORECA 05 LM P2 and KCMG on provisional pole at Le Mans 24H

The ORECA 05 of Asian team KCMG signed the fastest time in both qualifying sessions.

KCMG heads to Le Mans race week with confidence

The Hong Kong-based squad is looking ahead to the French endurance classic after being validated by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest to race on the 24H of Le Mans.

The ORECA 05 and ORECA 03R on pace at the Test Day

Five cars are included in the entry list for the 83rd edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

KCMG disqualified from Spa qualifying

KCMG had qualified second in the LMP2 class.

Blancpain Endurance: Kane is ready and able

Bentley ace Steven Kane spoke to Sam Smith ahead of setting off for this weekend's Blancpain Endurance Series opener at Monza.

Nicolas Lapierre to race KCMG ORECA at Le Mans

Nicolas Lapierre will race for the KCMG team in the Le Mans 24 Hours and the FIA World Endurace Championship round at Spa, can reveal.

M.I.A - The curious case of Nicolas Lapierre

Nicolas Lapierre was en route to the 2014 WEC title with Toyota when, suddenly, he stopped racing and went missing. Sam Smith investigates the Frenchman's case...

Lapierre leaves Toyota as Conway joins

Toyota has confirmed that Nicolas Lapierre will no longer be a part of its World Endurance Championship line-up by confirming Mike Conway’s fulltime promotion to its LMP1 roster.

WEC: Porsche wins the battle, but Toyota wins the war

Second-place at Interlagos still cause for celebration for series champions.

Home hat-trick for Toyota Racing at Fuji

Toyota maintain its record on home ground.

WEC points leader Nicolas Lapierre to skip Six Hours of Fuji

The team has cited 'personal reasons' in regards to why Lapierre is not racing.

27 cars on entry list for Six Hours of Fuji

Fuji serves as the fifth round of the 2014 season.

Benoit Treluyer: The Heroic Charge!

The reigning Le Mans winners were quickest to the draw in Austin.