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Nico Jamin

#27 Andretti Autosport Mazda


Birthdate: December 5, 1995
Hometown: Rouen, France
Residence: Coconut Creek, Florida and Normandy, France
Website: nicojamin.com
Twitter: @Nico_Jamin
Facebook: Nico Jamin
Team Website: AndrettiAutosport.com




Nationality: French

Languages spoken: French, English

Height/weight: 5’6" / 136 lbs

Education: French Economic Baccalaureate

Current sports played: Tennis, racquetball, swimming

Hobbies: Motorsports, racing simulators (Rfactor), tennis

Snapshot: I started racing quite late, when I was 15, by seeing my father driving in Europe. Before trying to become a racing champion, I had the ambition to become a tennis professional. I played tennis for 12 years (from 3 to 15 years old), then I had knee problems which forced me to stop. Then I discovered racing and that’s my new target – to become an IndyCar champion in a few years by growing up through the Mazda Road to Indy. Apart from that, I’m an ambitious and competitive driver. I’m always concentrating on my goal during a race weekend, but I like having laughs with my friends when I have the occasion!

Racing goal: To become a Verizon IndyCar Series champion by winning every championship on the way up, step by step, starting with the USF2000 championship last year!

Racing hero: Ayrton Senna.  

My fitness routine includes: A couple of hours of daily training (cardio, body workout, swimming)

Any pre-race rituals or superstitions:  I climb in my car every time from the same side (left side)

An interesting note about me: I have the ability to learn a new track very quickly and to be on a good pace early

Career results:


  • Finished third in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires title chase, with a pole position, six podium finishes and a sweep of both races at Mid-Ohio
  • Earned the Hi-Tide Boat Lifts Kids On Track Spirit Award, given to the driver that embodies "the heart of a champion" as they aspire to reach their goals


  • Won the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda title in dominant fashion, with 10 wins, 13 poles, and podium finishes in all but one of the 16 races
  • Set new records for pole positions and podiums in a season.
  • Awarded the ReplayXD Move of the Race at the Grand Prix of Indianapolis
  • Won the pre-season Cooper Tire Winterfest championship with four podium finishes in six events, including a win in the finale at Barber Motorsports Park


  • Finished ninth in the championship in his rookie Cooper Tires USF2000 Powered by Mazda season, with 10 top-10 finishes, two top-five drives and a podium finish of third in the season-opener at St. Petersburg


  • Moved up to the Formula Renault 2.0 North European Championship, finishing seventh in points with one podium finish at Silverstone in England


  • Graduated to cars, finishing seventh in the French Formula 4 Championship as a rookie with four podium finishes in the last six races


  • Began his career in karting at age 15
  • Competed in the Rotax Max Junior French Championship with several strong results, including a podium finish