Son of the four-time Formula 1 world champion, Nicolas Prost carries a lot of expectation on his shoulders. The Frenchman didn’t start competing in motorsport until relatively late as he was originally a keen golfer.
Despite winning tournaments as a student at Columbia University, Prost turned his attention to racing as he joined Formula Campus. In 2006, he moved to Spanish Formula 3 with Racing Engineering.
The following season Prost remained in Formula 3 with Campos Racing eventually ending the year third in the standings. He also competed as the rookie driver for Team France in A1GP, as well as his receiving his first outing in Le Mans.
After getting his first taste of endurance racing, Prost graduated to the LMP1 series. However, he continued to progress in single-seaters securing the Formula 3000 championship in his debut season.
Prost stayed with Rebellion Racing in the LMP1 series for a further three years before being appointed as the test driver for the Lotus F1 team.
Speaking to both Prosts at the Global launch event for Formula E, Nicolas Prost said:
“I am looking forward to the championship and driving the city street circuits. All the drivers will be on the same level as it is new to everyone.”
Source; FIA Formula E