Nick Tandy

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Nick Tandy
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Nationality  British
Born (1984-11-05) 5 November 1984 (age 29)
Bedford (England)
Related to Joe Tandy (brother)
2014 British GT Championship
Debut season 2012
Current team Trackspeed
Car no. 31
Starts 14
Wins 3
Poles 3
Fastest laps 3
Best champ.
finish
6th in 2013
Previous series
2009-2011
2009
2008, 11
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2007
2006–08
2005
2002–04
2001–02
1996–2000
Porsche Carrera Cup Germany
Formula 3 Euro Series
Porsche Carrera Cup GB
British F3
FPA Autumn Trophy
Formula Ford UK
BRDC Single Seater
Mini Se7en Championship
Mini Se7en Winter Series
Short Oval Ministox
Championship titles
2007
2007
2005
1996
Formula Palmer Audi Shootout
Formula Ford Festival Duratec
BRDC Single Seater
Short Oval Ministox Midland

Nick Tandy (born 5 November 1984 in Bedford, England) is a professional British racecar driver.

Career[edit]

Ministox[edit]

Tandy followed brother Joe's route on the motor racing ladder, by starting out as an eleven-year-old in short oval Ministox machinery, in 1996.[1] Immediate success came to him, as he won the Midland region of Ministox. 1997 saw a shift to the East Anglian Ministox region, where Tandy ended as runner-up. 1998 saw Tandy finish as runner-up in the world championship, behind brother Joe and also finished third in the national championship. He would go two places better in 1999, as he claimed the Spedeworth points title. Tandy won four different championships in 2000. Winning the ORC Championship at RAF Bovingdon, he continued the success at Arlington, Eastbourne (Southern), and at Wimbledon Stadium (London), before retaining the Spedeworth points title.[2]

Mini Se7ens[edit]

Continuing the Mini theme, Tandy moved into Mini Se7ens in time for the 2001 Winter Series. He ended up third in the championship, won eventually by Kelly Rogers.[3] Tandy moved into the main series for 2002, but struggled to find form and eventually languished down in tenth in the overall championship standings. A second Winter Series campaign followed, and improved his 2001 position by one by finishing runner-up. He competed in two more seasons in the main championship, amassing four wins in 2003.

Formula Ford[edit]

After a year in the BRDC Single Seater Championship, which he dominated in 2005 (11 wins from 14 races) and earning a Scholarship from Silverstone, Tandy moved into the British Formula Ford Championship in 2006. Tandy had an impressive first season in the championship, finishing as runner-up in the standings, with 365 points. Although, he was over 150 points behind dominating champion Nathan Freke. Tandy had started out at the Raysport team but with his car lacking upgrades, decided to jump ship with four races to go and become the first driver for his brother's newly setup team. A win and a second place at both Thruxton[4] and Castle Combe[5] allowed Nick to overhaul Peter Dempsey, Christian Ebbesvik and James Nash to achieve that runner-up position behind Freke.[6] He then proceeded to win the 2006 Formula Ford Festival on the road, before a 10-second penalty was added post-race for a safety car misdemeanour, dropping him to fifth.[7] He continued in the championship in 2007, but finished one place lower in the standings, finishing third overall. Tandy and James Nash were involved in a titanic battle for the runner-up spot (as Callum MacLeod finishing some 130 points clear of the pair), which was eventually settled by just twelve points. Tandy won six races throughout the season, and finished on the podium on ten other occasions.[8] After his close call the previous year, Tandy won the Formula Ford Festival at the end of the season, but only after MacLeod was given a two-second penalty post-race.[9]

Formula Palmer Audi[edit]

After his Formula Ford Festival win, Tandy signed a very late deal to compete in the Formula Palmer Audi Autumn Trophy, and in particular the Formula Palmer Audi Shootout.[10] The Shootout guarantees a place on the shortlist for the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award for the driver who scores the most points over the course of the three-race weekend at Snetterton.[11] Thanks to two wins, and a fourth (although the fourth was irrelevant due to best two scores), Tandy won the Shootout and was part of the shortlist.[12] However, he would lose out to Stefan Wilson.[13]

Formula Three[edit]

After two years in Formula Ford, Tandy moved into the highly competitive British Formula Three Championship for the 2008 season. Driving for his brother's team and piloting the unfavourable Mygale chassis, Tandy started with three retirements. He steadily improved throughout the season, and recorded his first podium during the overseas round at Spa-Francorchamps, in support of the Spa 24 Hours. Two more podiums came towards the end of the season at Silverstone and Donington Park, as he ended up ninth overall, overtaking Max Chilton at the Donington finale. He also competed in the guest car in the Porsche Carrera Cup at Silverstone, winning the first race.[14]

Tandy continued in the series in 2009, and also continued to use the Mygale chassis and Mercedes engines. With Ultimate Motorsport pulling out of the series, JTR became the de facto lead team for Mygale, with Nick being touted as a championship contender. After a double podium at the Oulton Park opener, Tandy suffered a somewhat disappointing weekend at Silverstone with low points finishes. After his brother's death, the team vowed to carry on in both Formula Three and in Formula Ford.[15] Eighteen days after his brother's death, Tandy scored his and the team's first win with a dominating performance at Rockingham.[16] Having negotiated the first lap incident which took out rivals Daniel Ricciardo and Renger van der Zande, Tandy drove away from the field to win by 8.608 seconds from Henry Arundel and Adriano Buzaid.[16] Nick is also noted for his pace over a single lap, having recorded four fastest laps from the first eight races of the championship, and at one point, lay third in the standings.

After Carlo van Dam left Kolles & Heinz Union, Tandy was signed up to drive at the Norisring in the Formula Three Euroseries.[17] The following weekend, Tandy signed a deal to compete in the rest of the Euroseries campaign, but a clause in the contract meant that he did not compete again in the rest of the British championship.[18] Tandy left the team before the Dijon-Prenois rounds.

Porsche Carrera Cup Germany & Porsche Supercup[edit]

Tandy was then offered the opportunity to compete in the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany at the Dijon-Prenois rounds with Konrad Motorsport were on his debut with no testing, finished 2nd. Following this performance Tandy was given a drive with Konrad in Porsche Supercup at the Abu Dhabi round supporting Formula 1. He was again on the podium with a 2nd place. Having impressed in the 2009 season finale, Tandy now drives on a permanent basis for the German-based team in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup; he started the 2010 Porsche Supercup season with an excellent qualifying performance and was rewarded with a podium in the opening rounds, and Tandy swiftly went on to take his first Porsche Supercup win on 11 July 2010 at the British circuit, Silverstone GP, in superb fashion with a classic lights to flag victory. Tandy's full debut season ended with him putting in a strong challenge for the title, taking the fight with eventual winner René Rast, to the final race at the famous Autodromo Nazionale Monza. Tandy returned for a second season in 2011 but he failed to achieve his ambition of winning the title after only winning one race at Abu Dhabi and finishing 5th in the championship. In the German Cup he came close to winning the championship in 2010 after winning five races but also finished two races outside the top fifteen and retired at the final round. He won the 2011 championship winning three races and finishing on the podium seven times.

International GT[edit]

In 2012 Tandy started in various sports car racing series such as the American Le Mans Series, the ADAC GT Masters and the International GT Open. Together with Marco Holzer, his teammate at Manthey Racing, he became runner-up of the 2012 International GT Open season. He won the traditional Porsche Cup for the best private Porsche racing driver.

Shortly after that, Tandy has been signed as the tenth Porsche works driver. His first official race was the 2013 24 Hours of Daytona [19] Nick Tandy won the GT class of the 2013 Petit Le Mans and resulted third at the 12 Hours of Sebring, driving for Team Falken Tire alongside Wolf Henzler and Bryan Sellers. He also won the GTC class at American Le Mans Series race at Laguna Seca with NGT Motorsport. Also, he won two races at the European Le Mans Series in the GTE class, ending third in the standings.

Tandy joined the Porsche factory team at the United SportsCar Championship for the 2014 season. He will share a Porsche 911 RSR in the GTLM class with Richard Lietz. He won the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona with Lietz and Patrick Pilet.

Personal life[edit]

Tandy lives on his family's farm in Pavenham, Bedfordshire and was educated at the local state schools: Pinchmill Lower School in Felmersham, Lincroft Middle School in Oakley and Sharnbrook Upper School and Community College in Sharnbrook. Nick's brother Joe died in a road traffic accident in Bromham, Bedfordshire on 13 May 2009.[20][21] Nick drove for his late brother's team, Joe Tandy Racing, from 2006 until his Euroseries deal in mid-2009.

Racing record[edit]

Complete Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1 point awarded – 2003–2007 in first race, 2008–present all races) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap – 1 point awarded all races)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Pts
2008 Porsche Motorsport Porsche 997 GT3 BRH
1
BRH
2
ROC
1
ROC
2
DON
1
DON
2
THR
1
THR
2
CRO
1
CRO
2
SNE
1
SNE
2
OUL
1
OUL
2
KNO
1
KNO
2
SIL
1

1
SIL
2

11
BRH
1
BRH
2
NC‡ 0‡
2011 Nationwide Motorbase Performance Porsche 997 GT3 BRH
1
BRH
2
DON
1
DON
2
THR
1
THR
2
OUL
1
OUL
2
NÜR SNE
1
SNE
2
KNO
1
KNO
2
ROC
1
ROC
2
BRH
1

1
BRH
2

Ret
SIL
1

1
SIL
2

1
14th 68

Complete Porsche Supercup results[edit]

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

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 DC Points
2009 Konrad Motorsport Porsche 997 GT3 BHR
BHR
ESP
MON
TUR
GBR
GER
HUN
ESP
BEL
ITA
UAE
2
UAE
Ret
NC‡ 0‡
2010 Konrad Motorsport Porsche 997 GT3 BHR
4
BHR
3
ESP
5
MON
2
ESP
8
GBR
1
GER
Ret
HUN
1
BEL
6
ITA
1
2nd 146
2011 Konrad Motorsport Porsche 997 GT3 TUR
2
ESP
2
MON
2
NÜR
Ret
GBR
2
GER
DSQ
HUN
9
BEL
3
ITA
5
UAE
1
UAE
Ret
5th 129

As a guest driver Tandy was ineligible for championship points.

Complete Porsche Carrera Cup Germany results[edit]

(key)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DC Pts
2009 Konrad Motorsport Porsche 997 GT3 HOC LAU NOR ZAN OSC NÜR CAT DIJ
2
HOC NC‡ 0‡
2010 Konrad Motorsport Porsche 997 GT3 HOC
1
VAL
1
LAU
2
NOR
16
NÜR
16
ZAN
1
BRH
1
OSC
1
HOC
Ret
2nd 121
2011 Konrad Motorsport Porsche 997 GT3 HOC
1
ZAN
3
RBR
2
LAU
3
NNS
Ret
NOR
5
NGP
1
OSC
1
HOC
3
1st 138

As a guest driver Tandy was ineligible for championship points.

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2011 Germany Team Felbermayr-Proton Saudi Arabia Abdulaziz Al-Faisal
United States Bryce Miller
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GTE
Pro
169 DNF DNF
2014 Germany Porsche Team Manthey France Patrick Pilet
Germany Jörg Bergmeister
Porsche 911 RSR GTE
Pro
309 36th 7th

Complete British GT Championship results[edit]

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

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 DC Points
2012 Motorbase Performance Porsche 997 GT3-R GT3 OUL
1

11
OUL
2

6
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

4
ROC
1
BRH
1
SNE
1
SNE
2
SIL
1
DON
1
21st 20
2013 Trackspeed Porsche 997 GT3-R GT3 OUL
1

2
OUL
2

1
ROC
1

Ret
SIL
1

Ret
SNE
1

23†
SNE
2

1
BRH
1

DSQ
ZAN
1

Ret
ZAN
2

1
DON
1

Ret
6th 93

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results[edit]

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rank Points
2014 Porsche Team Manthey LMGTE Pro Porsche 911 RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 SIL
2
SPA
LMS
11
COA
FUJ
SHA
BHR
SÃO
12th* 19*

* Season in progress

References[edit]

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  5. ^ "Champion Freke & runner-up Tandy claim final wins". British Formula Ford Championship. 2006-10-08. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  6. ^ "British Formula Ford 2006". British Formula Ford Championship. Retrieved 2009-06-24. 
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  11. ^ "FPA prospects head for Snetterton". BBC Sport (BBC). 2008-10-30. Retrieved 2009-06-26. 
  12. ^ "Tandy wins FPA Shootout". MotorSport Vision. 2007-11-04. Retrieved 2009-06-26. 
  13. ^ "Wilson scoops McLaren Autosport BRDC award". MotorSport Vision. 2007-12-03. Retrieved 2009-06-26. 
  14. ^ "Four drivers set for Carrera Cup GB debut at Silverstone". btccpages.com. 2008-08-22. Retrieved 2009-05-26. 
  15. ^ Beer, Matt (2009-05-14). "JTR to race on after founder's death". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  16. ^ a b Anderson, Ben (2009-05-31). "Tandy takes emotional F3 victory". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2009-06-24. 
  17. ^ English, Steven (2009-06-25). "Tandy replaces van Dam at Kolles". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  18. ^ Anderson, Ben; English, Steven (2009-07-04). "Tandy quits British F3 for Kolles drive". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2009-07-04. 
  19. ^ http://www.motorsport.com/endurance/news/nick-tandy-signed-as-the-tenth-porsche-works-driver/
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  21. ^ "Racing team boss dies in collision". Bedford Today (Johnston Press Digital Publishing). 2009-05-14. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Richard Tannahill
Formula Ford Festival
Winner

2007
Succeeded by
Wayne Boyd