Nicolas Minassian

Nicolas Minassian

1973-02-28 (age 48)


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Spectacular season finale: 25 nationalities present for inaugural 24H COTA USA

Open for GTs, touring cars and 24H Specials, the race at the Circuit Of The Americas in Austin, Texas, is the final round of Creventic’s new-for-2017 ‘Championship of the Continents’

Minassian joins G-Drive for next two ELMS races

Former Peugeot LMP1 racer Nicolas Minassian will replace Toyota development driver Ryo Hirakawa in the G-Drive LMP2 squad in the next two rounds of the European Le Mans Series. 

Berthon heads the times at Paul Ricard ELMS test

Two of three sessions are down and a Nissan Oreca 03 is on top of the charts piloted by Nathaneal Berthon.

ELMS reveals 31-car entry list for official test

The European Le Mans Series has released the entry list for the official test days in just over two weeks' time to confirm 31 cars will participate at Paul Ricard over 23/24 March.

SMP Racing to concentrate on ELMS in 2015 understands that SMP will shift their focus away from WEC this year.

Toyota celebrate as Davidson and Buemi are crowned World Champions

Toyota celebrated both success in the FIA World Endurance Drivers’ Championship and winning the 6 Hours of Bahrain race today.

Le Mans 2014: Wednesday wrap-up

Below is a summary of all that took place at Le Mans Wednesday.

Porsche claims first WEC pole position at Spa

The Porsche 919 Hybrid of Marc Lieb and Neel Jani today claimed for the Porsche Team its first pole position in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Audi and Toyota trade lead in free practice 1 at Spa

After Toyota led most of the session, the opening practice at Spa ended with Audi on top.

Multi-discipline programs for SMP Racing in 2014

Coming off a banner season in 2013, topped off with the European Le Mans Series title, SMP Racing will be active on several fronts this year, and not only in endurance racing.

Audi set the pace in The Prologue's first test session

All the teams present profited from the conditions to finalise their cars’ set up and work through their planned testing programmes.

Large entry list for ‘The Prologue’ test at Paul Ricard

Audi, Toyota and Porsche will have two cars each testing.

Want to buy a piece of Peugeot history?

Sometimes great race cars come across the auction block. Today is one of those times.

The ORECA 03 LM P2 and G-Drive Racing win the 6 Hours of Bahrain

With an impressive third place finish alongside TOYOTA Racing and AUDI on the podium of the 6 Hours of Bahrain, the ORECA 03 LM P2 takes its sixth victory in eight rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship!

Toyota take second consecutive pole position at Bahrain

As dusk fell over the Bahrain International Circuit and temperatures started to drop (to 22oC, with 88% humidity), the five LMP1s and 9 LMP2s took to the track for the final qualifying session of the year.

Toyota, Porsche end day one on top in Bahrain

Toyota Racing was once again at the head of the time sheets, but this time it was the No.8 TS030 Hybrid of Davidson-Buemi-Sarrazin who set the benchmark with a lap of 1:44.516.

6 Hours of Bahrain: Only victory counts for the ORECA 03 !

The final round of the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship, the 6 Hours of Bahrain, begin Thursday, November 28 with two free practices.

Titles still to be claimed and another full grid in Bahrain

Final showdown in the WEC 2013 season will take place on the Sakhir circuit.

'Full attack' for the ORECA 03 teams in China

This penultimate round of the season is set to be a deciding race for the LM P2 title chase.

Toyota faster than Audi in the 1st session at Fuji

Ohayo gozaimasu from Fuji International Speedway!

The ORECA 03 looking up in Fuji

This year, three ORECA 03 will be on track at the foot of the famous Mount Fuj.

Fuji welcomes second FIA WEC Japanese race

The FIA World Endurance Championship teams prepare for the 6 Hours of Fuji with at least eight Japanese drivers on the entry list.

Another win for G-Drive Racing and a 1-2 finish for the ORECA 03 at COTA

On its first visit, the ORECA 03, powered by a Nissan V8 conquered the Circuit of the Americas – taking a 1-2 finish thanks to the pair of teams running the car.

Kristensen, Duval and McNish winners for Audi in series race debut at COTA

6 Hours of The Circuit of The Americas: Audi, ORECA and Aston Martin claim victory

6 Hours COTA: Audi lead wet Free Practice 1

As the chequered flag flew Loïc Duval set the fastest time of the day with a lap of 2:03.749 in the No.2 Audi R18 e-tron quattro.

Reigning champions win 6 Hours of Sao Paulo

Audi, Rebellion and G-Drive Racing ORECA triumph in LMP. Victory in Brazil for Ferrari and Aston Martin in LMGTE.

Audi and G-Drive Oreca pole positions for 6 Hours of Sao Paulo

The overall pole battle between Audi and Toyota ended with both Audi R18s on the front row in Brazil.

Toyota sets fastest time of day one in Brazil

Davidson’s time of 1m21.881 was eight tenths faster than his closest rival, the nr1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro on the Interlagos circuit on first day of the 6 Hours of Sao Paulo.

One objective for the ORECA 03 in Brazil: victory!

The return to the fight for first place starts with the 6 Hours of Sao Paulo, marking the return of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Large 28 car grid for second 6 Hours of São Paulo

The grid includes five Latin American Drivers from Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela and, of course, Brazil who will compete for the winner’s trophy on the 4.309 km Interlagos track.

2013, a new chapter for ORECA at the 24 Hours of Le Mans

The ORECA Group was present on all fronts at the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours

G-Drive Racing gives the ORECA 03 its third consecutive podium at Le Mans

Having already won three races since the start of the season, the ORECA 03 has once again proven itself in endurance racing.

Fastest provisional time for G-Drive Racing by Delta-ADR and the ORECA 03

G-Drive Racing by Delta-ADR had the fastest LM P2 class lap with the No. 26 ORECA 03 of John Martin, Mike Conway and Roman Rusinov.

Four ORECA chassis in the top five

In a dress rehearsal for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Test Day gave teams entering ORECA chassis to rediscover their marks on the legendary Circuit de la Sarthe.

Dress rehearsal for nine ORECA chassis in LM P2 - Le mans Test Day

With eight hours of testing, the Test Day for the 24 Hours of Le Mans is traditionally a busy day with multiple objectives.

An increased grid for round two of the ELMS

5 cars more will be proving a wonderful spectacle at the Autodromo Enzo & Dino Ferrari circuit in the second round of 2013 European Le Mans Series

Victory for Pecom Racing in the LMP2 at 6 Hours of Spa

Pecon Racing drivers Luis Perez Companc, Pierre Kaffer and Nicolas Minassian dominated the second race of the WEC and gained the second seasonal podium after the third place at Silverstone.

A second podium finish for OAK Racing in Spa

OAK Racing Morgan LM P2s, #24, #35 and #45 scored a big haul of points and are currently lying second and third in the championship.

Pecom Racing takes victory with the ORECA 03

Pecom Racing crossed the finish line in first, for the Nicolas Minassian/Pierre Kaffer/Luis Perez Companc trio’s second success in the FIA WEC with the 6 Hours of Bahrain in 2012.

Audi 1-2-3 podium lockout in Belgium

2012 champions André Lotterer, Benoît Tréluyer and Marcel Fässler lead an Audi Sport R18 Audi e-tron quattro 1-2-3 finish in the 6 Hours of Spa race in Belgium.

Pecom Racing gives another class pole at Spa

Nicolas Minassian and Pierre Kaffer were the fastest in the new qualifying proceedings

Audi claim pole position in Belgium

There will be a 20 minute warm up session at 09:00 tomorrow morning with the WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps getting underway at 14:30.

The ORECA 03 LM P2 defending its leader status at Spa-Francorchamps

Pierre Kaffer: "The ORECA 03 which is a reliable and fast car, the Nissan motor, and the Michelin tyres, we have a very solid package to be competitive.."

Pecom Racing celebrated the first race of the season with a podium

The drivers of Pecom Racing took the chequered flag in fourth position, however, the organization decided to penalize the squad ahead, what gave the third place for Pecom Racing.

Audi takes one-two dramatic finish in six hours of Silverstone

Very close finish in the season opening FIA World Endurance Championship race at historic Silverstone. It was a battle between the two Audi R18 e-tron quattros in the closing minutes.

Kick off at Silverstone for the Team Endurance Challenge

Team Endurance Challenge will make its first appearance in competition at Silverstone

The ORECA 03 LM P2 on the launch pad for Silverstone

ORECA is celebrating its 40th anniversary at Silverstone.

Final line up for the 6 Hours of Silverstone

Long period of testing and preparation has ended, now it's time to proceed to racing. The grid for Silverstone opening round is set.

8Star Motorsports targets podium at Barber Motorsports Park

Last year’s Birmingham 250 marked the first win for the Corvette DP.

Full steam ahead for Team Endurance Challenge at the Paul Ricard circuit

The six Team Endurance Challenge drivers took advantage of the ELMS Official Test to actively prepare the first round at Silverstone.

Chatin and Hirsch form the third ORECA-FLM 09 driver line-up

The Signatech-Alpine junior driver and the promising Swiss will drive the third ORECA-FLM 09 entered by Team Endurance Challenge. The two men join Alex Loan/Matthieu Lecuyer and Soheil Ayari/Anthony Pons.

Team Endurance Challenge announces driver lineups

Soheil Ayari and Anthony Pons will share one of three ORECA-FLM 09 entered in the ELMS. Alex Loan and Matthieu Lecuyer have also been selected by Team Endurance Challenge.