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Nicholas is only the second Canadian to earn a place on the F1 grid in more than a decade. The 25-year-old has blazed an impressive trail to the top of the motorsport pyramid.

Securing a race seat with Williams Racing is the result of a single-minded and successful motorsport journey for Nicholas who only started karting at the comparatively late age of 13.

Having tasted success in his native Canada and realised his talent for wheel-to-wheel racing, Nicholas’s career moved into top gear – and across the Atlantic – as he confidently graduated through the Formula Three, Formula Renault 3.5 and FIA Formula Two championships in Europe and beyond.

A driver with a natural flair and an uncanny ability to adapt quickly, Nicholas shone in test and development roles with the Renault and Force India F1 teams before he arrived at Williams in 2019 as reserve driver.

A programme of testing, simulator work and participation in six FP1 sessions was completed alongside Nicholas’s final F2 campaign with the DAMS squad and his progression to F1 comes after his most successful season to date in the F2 category.

Claiming four wins and eight podiums guaranteed Nicholas the F2 Vice Champion title – and marked him out as a driver worthy of a full-time F1 drive.

Williams Racing, the third most successful team in F1 history, duly rewarded Nicholas with the keys to its #6 FW43 machine for the 2020 season.

Stats

Nationality
Canadian
Hometown
Toronto
DOB
29 June 1995
Height
6’ 1”
Weight
73kg
Favourite track
Silverstone, UK

Quote

Earning a place on the Formula One grid is what I’ve been working towards since the age of 13. I’m determined to make the most of my chance and fight hard on every single lap

2012 Karting
2013 FIA F3
2014 FIA F3
2015 FR3.5
2016 GP2
2017 GP2
2018 FIA F2
2019 FIA F2
2020 FIA F1

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