Freddy Nordström

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Freddy Nordström
Freddy Nordstrom in the NWES at Brands Hatch.jpg
NationalityAnglo-Swedish
Born (1989-02-22) February 22, 1989 (age 29)
Chertsey, Surrey, United Kingdom
Related toFather; Rolf L. Nordström also known as the rogue of Berlin. Stole 50% IRE 5 holding EUR 15 million in assets
Debut season2003
Current teamCAAL Racing
Car no.44
Crew chiefLuca Canneori
Starts162
Championships1
Wins8
Podiums53
Poles5
Fastest laps7
Awards
2012, 2013, 20143

Fredrik "Freddy" Nordström (born 22 February 1989 in Chertsey, Surrey) is an Anglo-Swedish racing driver and Forex trader living in London. He currently drives for CAAL RACING in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series.[1]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Nordström was educated at Danes Hill School in Oxshott, King's College School in Wimbledon and the European Business School London and Paris. He has a BA Hons degree in International Business and French. A keen racer from an early age, he started car racing in the British Racing and Sports Car Club (BRSCC) T-Cars Championship in 2003, being the youngest Motor Sports Association (MSA) licence holder up until then. Nordström has worked as a Forex trader for 8 years and is now the CEO of Neverfire Ltd. Freddy resides in London.

Racing career[edit]

T Cars[edit]

Nordström raced go-karts from eight years of age to the age of 14 when he entered the T Car championship, a race series for drivers between fourteen and seventeen years of age. He finished fourth in both his first and second year.

Mini Challenge[edit]

His young years belied a mature racing knowledge, fostered since his 2003 debut in the T Car Championships. His 2005 entry into the John Cooper Challenge (relaunched for 2006 as the Mini Challenge) saw him immediately competitive. His maiden Mini win and numerous podiums allowed him to finish fourth in the S Class Championship.

For 2006, Nordström's was fixed on winning the S Class title. In the 16 race season, he finished 14 times on the podium including three wins — a success for Nordström and the Advent Motorsport Team. In fact, Nordström finished every race to end the year with an enviable 100% points scoring record.

SEAT UK[edit]

2007 saw Nordström move into the exciting arena of the SEAT Cupra UK Championship, a series with a reputation for nurturing the very best of new Saloon car talent. Nordström proved a pacesetter for the R Class from the onset. He finished the year in a credible fourth place having racked up three wins and finishing 50% of his races on the podium. In 2008 Nordström returned to the SEAT Cupra Cup, this time behind the wheel of a brand new SEAT León with backing from PlumberTraining.co. Once more, he was run by Advent Motorsport.

SEAT Supercopa, Spain[edit]

With SEAT withdrawing the one make series in the UK, racing options were limited. After an upgrade to conform with the SEAT León Supercopa regulations, 2009 and 2010 saw Nordström racing on most tracks in Spain and Portugal for the 2010 SEAT León Supercopa Spain season and the following one. Racing was a challenge with 40+ entered cars of the same specification. The season was mixed with variable outcomes and quite a few mechanical issues. Nevertheless, this championship made Nordström ready for any future challenge and saw him taking on the current World Touring Car Cup (WTCC) driver 'Norby' Norbert Michelisz, TCR driver Pepe Oriola and Spanish superstar Oscar Nogués.

In addition Nordström entered the Brands Hatch rounds of the WTCC support race of the SEAT León Eurocup with good results. He was unfortunate to miss out on a second place by being given a drive through nine laps into the race for having a wheel outside the box on the starting grid. In spite of this he managed to claw his way back to sixth place. In this championship he raced against the Coronel twins.

British GT[edit]

After 2 years of travelling to Spain, Nordström joined Lotus Sport UK, together with Leyton Clarke for an entry in the British GT Championship.[2] The car was the new Lotus Evora, which saw the pair finish third in the championship only losing second place by a team 'stealing' points by entering the final round. The season was a challenge with a variety of gremlins appearing for this unproven car.

NASCAR Whelen Euro Series[edit]

Having seen the Euro NASCAR at an exhibition at the Autosport show in Birmingham, Nordström joined the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (various names during the years). Initially racing on mainly French circuits, the championship has grown over the years to now includes six European countries and drivers from a multitude of countries. After the first year Nordström joined the legendary, Le Mans winner Éric Hélary and his team RAPIDO RACING. This partnership lasted one and a half years until the team went into administration mid season which jeopardised the results. After a bad season in 2015, Nordström joined CAAL RACING who had a very strong track record of success.[3] Unfortunately four crashes (two unavoidable on ovals) in 2016 hampered the season, but saw Nordström finish as high as sixth place in some races.

Other racing[edit]

In addition to the various championships Nordström has competed in, he has appeared in the following race series:

  1. 2008 Caterham Roadsport
  2. 2009 Abarth 500
  3. 2011 Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain[4]
  4. 2012 Silverstone Britcar 24-Hour(BMW M3 E46)
  5. 2013 Dubai 24 Hour (BMW)[5]
  6. 2014 Dubai 24 Hour (BMW)[6]
  7. 2016 Dubai 24 Hour (Porsche 991 Cup)

Racing record[edit]

Year Championship Team Car
2003 T Car Championship Advent Mtsp T Car
2004 T Car Championship Advent Mtsp T Car
2005 John Cooper Challenge UK (rebranded later as Mini Challenge UK) Advent Mtsp Mini Cooper S
2006 Mini Challenge UK Advent Mtsp Mini Cooper S
2007 SEAT Cupra Championship Advent Mtsp SEAT Cupra R
2008 SEAT Cupra Championship Advent Mtsp SEAT Cupra R
2009 Spanish SEAT León Supercopa Advent Mtsp SEAT León Supercopa
SEAT León Eurocup Advent Mtsp SEAT León Eurocup
2010 Spanish SEAT León Supercopa Advent Mtsp SEAT León Supercopa
SEAT León Eurocup Advent Mtsp SEAT León Eurocup
2011 British GT Lotus Evora GT4 Lotus Sport UK Lotus Evora
2012 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Orhès Dodge Charger
Mini Challenge UK Advent Mtsp Mini JCW
2013 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Rapido Racing Ford Mustang
2014 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Rapido Racing Chevrolet Camaro
2015 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series GDL Racing Ford Mustang
2016 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series CAAL RACING Chevrolet SS
2017 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series CAAL RACING Chevrolet SS
2018 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Mishumotors Chevrolet SS
GT Cup UK EBOR 23 Maserati GT4

Complete Racing results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Whelen Euro Series - Elite 1[edit]

NASCAR Whelen Euro Series - Elite 1 results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 NWES Points
2012 Orhès Competition 44 Dodge Charger France
NOG
15
France
NOG
9
United Kingdom
BH
8
United Kingdom
BH
6
Belgium
SPA
7
Belgium
SPA
5
Spain
VAL
6
Spain
VAL
14
France
LEM
20
France
LEM
16
9th 512
2013 Rapido Racing 44 Ford Mustang France
NOG
4
France
NOG
6
France
DIJ
3
France
DIJ
5
United Kingdom
BH
2
United Kingdom
BH
3
7th 543
Chevrolet Camaro France
TOU
20
France
TOU
20
Italy
MON
23
Italy
MON
10
France
LEM
9
France
LEM
16
2014 Spain
VAL
8
Spain
VAL
10
United Kingdom
BH
13
United Kingdom
BH
23
France
TOU
4
France
TOU
5
Germany
NUR
4
Germany
NUR
17
Italy
UMB
7
Italy
UMB
6
France
LEM
6
France
LEM
8
7th 567
2015 GDL Racing 44 Ford Mustang Spain
VAL
16
Spain
VAL
17
Netherlands
VEN
9
Netherlands
VEN
11
United Kingdom
BH
12
United Kingdom
BH
9
France
TOU
9
France
TOU
13
Italy
UMB
8
Italy
UMB
12
Belgium
ZOL
Belgium
ZOL
16th 394
2016 CAAL Racing 44 Chevrolet SS Spain
VAL
19
Spain
VAL
6
Netherlands
VEN
23
Netherlands
VEN
20
United Kingdom
BH
6
United Kingdom
BH
8
France
TOU
13
France
TOU
8
Italy
VAL
6
Italy
VAL
23
Belgium
ZOL
6
Belgium
ZOL
13
10th 494
2017 Spain
VAL
7
Spain
VAL
9
United Kingdom
BH
17
United Kingdom
BH
8
Netherlands
VEN
14
Netherlands
VEN
11
Germany
HOC
19
Germany
HOC
10
Italy
FC
19
Italy
FC
23
Belgium
ZOL
8
Belgium
ZOL
21
10th 439

Whelen Euro Series – Elite 2[edit]

NASCAR Whelen Euro Series – Elite 2 results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 NWES2 Points
2018 Mishumotors 33 Chevrolet SS Spain
VAL
Spain
VAL
Italy
FR
Italy
FR
United Kingdom
BRH
7
United Kingdom
BRH
3
France
TOU
France
TOU
Germany
HOC
Germany
HOC
Belgium
ZOL
Belgium
ZOL
30th 64

British GT GT4[edit]

British GT GT4 results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Position
2011 Lotus Sport UK 49 Lotus Evora United Kingdom
O.P
5
United Kingdom
O.P
2
United Kingdom
SNE
2
United Kingdom
BH
2
Belgium
SPA
3
Belgium
SPA
6
United Kingdom
ROC
2
United Kingdom
ROC
4
United Kingdom
DON
6
United Kingdom
SIL
8
3rd

SEAT León Supercopa[edit]

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

Seat Cupra Championship UK[edit]

SEAT Cupra Championship UK - results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Position
Blaupunkt SEAT Cupra UK results
2007 Advent Motorsport 44 SEAT Cupra R United Kingdom
BH
9
United Kingdom
BH
6
United Kingdom
ROC
DNF
United Kingdom
ROC
1
United Kingdom
THR
1
United Kingdom
THR
1
United Kingdom
CRO
DNF
United Kingdom
CRO
2
United Kingdom
O.P
3
United Kingdom
O.P
3
United Kingdom
DON
DNF
United Kingdom
DON
DNS
United Kingdom
SNE
DNF
United Kingdom
SNE
2
United Kingdom
BH
4
United Kingdom
BH
4
United Kingdom
KNO
2
United Kingdom
KNO
4
United Kingdom
THR
2
United Kingdom
THR
2
4th
SEAT Cupra Championship UK results
2008 Advent Motorsport 44 SEAT Cupra R United Kingdom
BH
10
United Kingdom
BH
5
United Kingdom
ROC
DNF
United Kingdom
ROC
7
United Kingdom
DON
DNF
United Kingdom
DON
DNF
United Kingdom
THR
11
United Kingdom
THR
5
United Kingdom
CRO
8
United Kingdom
SNE
2
United Kingdom
SNE
6
United Kingdom
SNE
DNF
United Kingdom
O.P
11
United Kingdom
O.P
9
United Kingdom
KNO
9
United Kingdom
KNO
9
United Kingdom
SIL
5
United Kingdom
SIL
8
United Kingdom
BH
5
United Kingdom
BH
7
8th

Seat León Supecopa Spain[edit]

SEAT León Supercopa Spain - results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Position
2009 Advent Motorsport 44 SEAT León Supercopa Spain
VAL
33
Spain
VAL
DNF
Spain
VAL
16
Spain
JAR
?
Spain
JAR
15
Spain
JAR
13
Portugal
POR
13
Portugal
POR
19
Portugal
POR
DNF
Spain
ALB
15
Spain
ALB
22
Spain
ALB
DNS
Spain
JER
DNF
Spain
JER
DNS
Spain
JER
DNS
Spain
BAR
17
Spain
BAR
20
Spain
BAR
13
26th
2010 Advent Motorsport 44 SEAT León Supercopa Spain
VAL
21
Spain
VAL
27
Spain
VAL
DNF
Spain
JAR
DNF
Spain
JAR
DNS
Spain
JAR
DNF
Portugal
POR
17
Portugal
POR
18
Portugal
POR
14
Spain
NAV
14
Spain
NAV
13
Spain
NAV
8
Spain
JER
9
Spain
JER
14
Spain
JER
9
Spain
BAR
15
Spain
BAR
12
Spain
BAR
15
20th

Seat León Eurocup[edit]

SEAT León Eurocup - results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Position
2009 Advent Motorsport 44 SEAT León Eurocup Spain
VAL
Spain
VAL
Czech Republic
BRN
Czech Republic
BRN
Portugal
POR
Portugal
POR
United Kingdom
BRH
5
United Kingdom
BRH
6
Germany
OSC
Germany
OSC
Italy
IMO
Italy
IMO
14th
2010 Advent Motorsport 44 SEAT León Eurocup Italy
MNZ
Italy
MNZ
Belgium
ZOL
Belgium
ZOL
United Kingdom
BRH
DNF
United Kingdom
BRH
14
Czech Republic
BRN
Czech Republic
BRN
Germany
OSC
Germany
OSC
Spain
VAL
Spain
VAL
34th

Mini Challenge[edit]

Mini Challenge UK results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Position
2005 Advent Motorsport 44 Mini Cooper S United Kingdom
DON
DNF
United Kingdom
DON
4
United Kingdom
KNO
3
United Kingdom
KNO
3
United Kingdom
CRO
3
United Kingdom
CRO
2
United Kingdom
THR
5
United Kingdom
THR
1
United Kingdom
CAS
4
United Kingdom
CAS
4
Republic of Ireland
MON
5
Republic of Ireland
MON
5
United Kingdom
SIL
4
United Kingdom
SIL
5
- - - - - - 4th
2006 Advent Motorsport 44 Mini Cooper S United Kingdom
SNE
7
United Kingdom
SNE
2
United Kingdom
BH
2
United Kingdom
BH
3
United Kingdom
CAS
3
United Kingdom
CAS
1
United Kingdom
PEM
2
United Kingdom
PEM
1
United Kingdom
THR
4
United Kingdom
THR
2
United Kingdom
CRO
3
United Kingdom
CRO
3
Belgium
SPA
1
Belgium
SPA
2
United Kingdom
DON
3
United Kingdom
DON
3
- - - - 1st
2012 Advent Motorsport 44 Mini JCW United Kingdom
SIL
United Kingdom
SIL
United Kingdom
CAS
United Kingdom
CAS
United Kingdom
BHI
9
United Kingdom
BHI
7
United Kingdom
BHI
4
United Kingdom
SNE
United Kingdom
SNE
United Kingdom
SNE
United Kingdom
SNE
United Kingdom
OUL
United Kingdom
OUL
United Kingdom
BHGP
United Kingdom
BHGP
United Kingdom
BHGP
United Kingdom
DON
United Kingdom
DON
United Kingdom
DON
United Kingdom
DON
21st

T Car[edit]

T Car Championship results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Position
2003 Advent Motorsport 44 T Car United Kingdom
DON
7
United Kingdom
DON
DNS
United Kingdom
BH
5
United Kingdom
BH
5
United Kingdom
LYD
5
United Kingdom
LYD
5
United Kingdom
CAD
6
United Kingdom
CAD
5
United Kingdom
SNE
7
United Kingdom
SNE
7
United Kingdom
MAL
6
United Kingdom
MAL
7
United Kingdom
ANG
5
United Kingdom
ANG
5
United Kingdom
ANG
4
United Kingdom
ANG
5
United Kingdom
O.P
5
United Kingdom
O.P
4
United Kingdom
CAS
5
United Kingdom
CAS
8
United Kingdom
SNE
6
United Kingdom
SNE
6
United Kingdom
SNE
4
United Kingdom
SNE
7
5th
2004 Advent Motorsport 44 T Car United Kingdom
SNE
2
United Kingdom
SNE
2
United Kingdom
KNO
3
United Kingdom
KNO
3
United Kingdom
MAL
3
United Kingdom
MAL
3
United Kingdom
BH
3
United Kingdom
BH
3
United Kingdom
CAD
2
United Kingdom
CAD
3
Republic of Ireland
MON
2
Republic of Ireland
MON
2
United Kingdom
ANG
3
United Kingdom
ANG
1
United Kingdom
SNE
DNF
United Kingdom
SNE
9
United Kingdom
DON
DNF
United Kingdom
DON
DNS
United Kingdom
BH
DNS
United Kingdom
BH
DNS
- - - - 4th

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Freddy in the Nascar Whelen Euro Series".
  2. ^ "Freddy Nordstrom in the British GT's".
  3. ^ "Freddy Nordstrom joins CAAL Racing".
  4. ^ "Nordstrom to race at Snetterton with GT Marques".
  5. ^ "2013 Dubai 24h entry list".
  6. ^ "2014 Dubai 24h entry list".

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