Congratulations to Nicklas Nielsen appointed new official Ferrari Competizioni GT driver

Photo by Clement Marin©

Nicklas Nielsen’s entry into its roster of official Competizioni GT drivers for Ferrari.

Photo by Clement Marin©

Nielsen is Danish, born in Hørning on 6 February 1997. After making his debut in karting, he joined the Audi Sport Academy and took part in the German Formula 4 championship, winning the Rookie title. In 2017, he entered the world of closed-wheel racing, while continuing to compete in karts and Formula 4. He began in the Ferrari Challenge where he won both races on his debut in 2017, which encouraged him to continue in the Prancing Horse’s one-make series the following season. Nielsen found the Challenge an excellent training ground, as we can see by his ten victories and permanent presence on the podium. He walked away with the European series and the world title in the Finali Mondial at Monza. The transition from the 488 Challenge to the 488 GTE was natural and, in 2019, he debuted in the European Le Mans Series with Luzich Racing. He secured the title in the 488 GTE alongside Fabien Lavergne and Alessandro Pier Guidi, with four wins in six races. He was also named ‘Rookie of the year’. He then entered the FIA World Endurance Championship with the 488 GTE of AF Corse, in the LMGTE Am class, together with François Perrodo and Emmanuel Collard, winning the opening round at Silverstone and currently in first position in the standings.

Returns to the top of the standings

Photo by Clement Marin©

The 488 GTE no. 83 of AF Corse, crewed by Perrodo-Nielsen-Collard, was the fastest of the Maranello cars, with a time of 1:57.690 that yielded third place at the start of Saturday’s race.

François Perrodo - Portrait by Clement Marin


The crew of the 488 GTE of AF Corse returned to the top of the standings after a fourth-place finish in the LMGTE Am class, courtesy of the problems that plagued their title rivals.

4th positions at 4 hours

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The 488 GTE no. 83 of AF Corse also climbed positions on the back of some good pit stops and Collard’s fast race pace.

Manu Collard - Portrait by Clement Marin


François Perrodo, Emmanuel Collard and Nicklas Nielsen arrive in Shanghai top of the LMGTE Am class leader board thanks to a first and second place clinched in the races held so far. The crew of the #83 488 GTE of AF Corse will have to weigh up 40kg against some very hefty competition.


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