22 January 1945 |
|World Rally Championship record|
|Active years||1973–1980, 1984|
|Co-driver|| Michel Vial
|First rally||1973 Monte Carlo Rally|
|First win||1973 Tour de Corse|
|Last win||1978 Ivory Coast Rally|
|Last rally||1984 San Remo Rally|
Nicolas took five WRC event wins in the World Rally Championship. His best result in the drivers' championship was second with 31 points, after Markku Alén (53) and ahead of Hannu Mikkola (30), in the 1978 FIA Cup for Drivers.
He was the Sporting Director for Peugeot in the WRC until 2005, around the time the 206 WRC and the short-lived factory-spec 307 WRC from 2004 to 2005 was the official works Peugeot car. He was then the FIA Intercontinental Rally Challenge's Motorsport Development Manager.
# Event Season Co-driver Car 1 17ème Tour de Corse 1973 Michel Vial Alpine-Renault A110 1800 2 19ème Rallye du Maroc 1976 Michel Gamet Peugeot 504 3 46ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 1978 Vincent Laverne Porsche 911 4 26th Safari Rally 1978 Jean-Claude Lefèbvre Peugeot 504 V6 Coupé 5 10ème Rallye Bandama Côte d'Ivoire 1978 Michel Gamet Peugeot 504 V6 Coupé
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