Nick Cassidy

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Nick Cassidy
Nationality New Zealand New Zealander
Born (1994-08-19) 19 August 1994 (age 23)
Auckland, New Zealand
FIA European Formula 3 Championship career
Debut season 2013
Current team Prema Powerteam
Car no. 2
Former teams ThreeBond with T-Sport, EuroInternational, Carlin
Starts 48
Wins 1
Poles 1
Fastest laps 1
Best finish 4th in 2016
Previous series
2015
2015
2014
2012-13-14
2011-12-13-14
2011
2011
2011
201011
All-Japan Formula 3
Super GT
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps
Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup
Toyota Racing Series
Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series
Formula Abarth
ADAC Formel Masters
Australian Formula Ford
Championship titles
2012-13
2012-13-14
2015
Toyota Racing Series
New Zealand Grand Prix
All-Japan Formula 3

Nick Cassidy (born 19 August 1994)[1] is a New Zealand racing driver. He is best known for being one of the most successful drivers in history of the Toyota Racing Series.

Career[edit]

Cassidy began his racing career in karting when he was six years old. He remained in karting until 2010. He also participated in midget races since he was eight years old.[2]

Since 2008 Cassidy has been racing in the formula racing series. After driving in Formula First championships, he started in Formula Ford championships in New Zealand and Australia. In 2009 he became runner-up in the New Zealand Formula First championship and 2010 he was runner-up in the New Zealand Formula Ford Championship. Both times he was Rookie of the year.[2]

Cassidy placed 14th in the 2011 Australian Formula Ford Championship in a Mygale SJ11a

2011 Cassidy began the year for Giles Motorsport in the Toyota Racing Series. After 5 podium finishes he won two of three races at the last racing weekend. He became Rookie of the year and runner-up[2] behind his teammate Mitch Evans. Moreover, he started to a few races in the Australian Formula Ford Championship, the ADAC Formel Masters and the Formula Abarth. So he made his first racing experiences in Europe. Furthermore, he competed in 5 races of the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series. 2012 Cassidy participates in the Toyota Racing Series again. He stayed with Giles Motorsport. With 3 victories and 7 podium finishes he leads the championship after the 11th race.

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F.L. Podiums Points Position
2008 Formula First Manfeild Winter Series Sabre Motorsport 12 3 2 2 9 782 1st
2008–09 Formula First New Zealand 24 8 2 8 16 1439 2nd
2009 Tony Oliver Contracting Formula Ford NZ Winter Series  ? 6 3 2 3 3 225 7th
2009–10 Weldwell New Zealand Formula First Championship  ? 3 1 1 1 3 195 26th
Western Springs Speedway – F2 Midgets HLR Racing 8 7 0 7 8 290 1st
ZOAGN NZ Formula Ford Championship BNT/Fuchs Motorsport 18 8 3 5 14 1090 2nd
2010 Australian Formula Ford Championship Evans Motorsport Group 3 0 0 0 1 26 15th
2010–11 Western Springs Speedway – Midgets HLR Racing 3 0 0 0 1 36 20th
Western Springs Speedway – International Midget Series 4 0 0 0 0 25 14th
2011 Toyota Racing Series Giles Motorsport 15 2 1 3 7 805 2nd
Australian Formula Ford Championship Evans Motorsport Group 2 0 0 0 1 22 14th
Formula Abarth European Series Composit Motorsport 2 0 0 0 0 6 17th
Campionato Italiano Formula ACI-CSAI Abarth 2 0 0 0 0 6 17th
ADAC Formel Masters ma-con Motorsport 3 0 0 0 0 8 22nd
V8 Supercar Series Greg Murphy Racing 5 0 0 0 0 153 31st
2012 Toyota Racing Series Giles Motorsport 14 4 0 3 9 914 1st
V8SuperTourers Endurance Championship M3 Racing 2 1 0 0 2 1852 1st‡
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Fortec Motorsport 6 0 0 0 0 8 24th
2013 Toyota Racing Series Giles Motorsport 15 2 0 6 10 915 1st
European Formula 3 Championship EuroInternational 3 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
Carlin 3 0 0 0 0
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 AVF 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
2014 Toyota Racing Series Neale Motorsport 2 1 2 1 1 91 24th
European Formula 3 Championship ThreeBond with T-Sport 6 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Koiranen GP 10 0 0 0 0 20 18th
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps China BRT by JCS 2 0 0 0 0 0 33rd
Macau Grand Prix ThreeBond with T-Sport 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 3rd
2014–15 Toyota Finance 86 Championship Neale Motorsport 6 3 1 4 6 202 11th
2015 European Formula 3 Championship Prema Powerteam 6 0 0 0 2 43 16th
Super GT – GT300 Team Up Garage with Bandoh 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
All-Japan Formula Three Petronas Team TOM'S 17 7 7 6 13 129 1st
Macau Grand Prix TOM'S 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 12th
2016 European Formula 3 Championship Prema Powerteam 30 1 1 1 8 254 4th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
Super GT Lexus Team TOM'S 8 0 0 0 2 54 5th
2017 Super GT Lexus Team KeePer TOM'S 6 1 0 0 2 48 2nd*
Super Formula Kondō Racing 6 0 0 0 1 7 10th*

As Cassidy was a guest driver, he was ineligible to score championship points.
Nick only competed the first round at Taupo Motorsport Park with co-driver Jack Perkins while Greg Murphy took over for the next rounds at Pukekohe and Ruapana Park. With combined results, Nick, Greg and Jack finished 1st in the championship.
* Season still in progress.

Complete FIA European Formula 3 Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 DC Points
2013 EuroInternational Mercedes MNZ
1
MNZ
2
MNZ
3
SIL
1
SIL
2
SIL
3
HOC
1
HOC
2
HOC
3
BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
RBR
1
RBR
2
RBR
3
NOR
1

16
NOR
2

11
NOR
3

11
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
NÜR
3
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
ZAN
3
VAL
1
VAL
2
VAL
3
NC† 0†
Carlin Volkswagen HOC
1

24
HOC
2

21
HOC
3

16
2014 ThreeBond with T-Sport NBE SIL
1
SIL
2
SIL
3
HOC
1
HOC
2
HOC
3
PAU
1
PAU
2
PAU
3
HUN
1
HUN
2
HUN
3
SPA
1
SPA
2
SPA
3
NOR
1
NOR
2
NOR
3
MSC
1
MSC
2
MSC
3
RBR
1
RBR
2
RBR
3
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
NÜR
3
IMO
1

11
IMO
2

12
IMO
3

22
HOC
1

16
HOC
2

19
HOC
3

18
NC† 0†
2015 Prema Powerteam Mercedes SIL
1
SIL
2
SIL
3
HOC
1
HOC
2
HOC
3
PAU
1
PAU
2
PAU
3
MNZ
1
MNZ
2
MNZ
3
SPA
1
SPA
2
SPA
3
NOR
1
NOR
2
NOR
3
RBR
1
RBR
2
RBR
3
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
ZAN
3
ALG
1

32
ALG
2

Ret
ALG
3

9
NÜR
1

2
NÜR
2

6
NÜR
3

3
HOC
1
HOC
2
HOC
3
16th 43
2016 Prema Powerteam Mercedes LEC
1

2
LEC
2

2
LEC
3

2
HUN
1

Ret
HUN
2

16
HUN
3

9
PAU
1

2
PAU
2

16
PAU
3

Ret
RBR
1

6
RBR
2

Ret
RBR
3

10
NOR
1

6
NOR
2

4
NOR
3

6
ZAN
1

2
ZAN
2

1
ZAN
3

2
SPA
1

4
SPA
2

17
SPA
3

5
NÜR
1

4
NÜR
2

Ret
NÜR
3

5
IMO
1

10
IMO
2

7
IMO
3

8
HOC
1

3
HOC
2

Ret
HOC
3

4
4th 254

As Cassidy was a guest driver, he was ineligible to score championship points.

Complete Super GT results[edit]

(key)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 DC Pts
2015 Team Up Garage with Bandoh Toyota 86 GT300 OKA
FUJ
CHA
FUJ
SUZ
21
SUG
AUT
MOT
NC 0
2016 Lexus Team TOM'S Lexus RC F GT500 OKA
8
FUJ
4
SUG
11
FUJ
5
SUZ
2
CHA
11
MOT
3
MOT
4
5th 54
2017 Lexus Team KeePer TOM'S Lexus LC 500 GT500 OKA
1
FUJ
3
AUT
6
SUG
10
FUJ
6
SUZ
6
CHA
MOT
2nd* 48*

* Season still in progress.

Complete Super Formula Results[edit]

(Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DC Points
2017 Kondō Racing SUZ
17
OKA
3
OKA
11
FUJ
Ret
MOT
5
AUT
Ret
SUG
SUZ
SUZ
10th* 7*

* Season still in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile" (nickcassidy.co.nz; retrieved 4 February 2012)
  2. ^ a b c "Driver Profile" (toyotaracing.co.nz; 2012-02-04; pages 3,4)

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mitch Evans
Toyota Racing Series
Champion

20122013
Succeeded by
Andrew Tang
Preceded by
Mitch Evans
New Zealand Grand Prix
Winner

20122014
Succeeded by
Lance Stroll
Preceded by
Nobuharu Matsushita
All-Japan Formula Three Championship
Champion

2015
Succeeded by
Kenta Yamashita