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Nick Tandy (born 5 November 1984) is a professional British racing driver and winner of the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans with co-drivers Earl Bamber and Nico Hülkenberg.

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Career Edit

Ministox Edit

Born in Bedford, Tandy followed brother Joe's route on the motor racing ladder, by starting out as an eleven-year-old in short oval Ministox machinery, in 1996. Immediate success came to him, as he won the Midland region of Ministox. 1997 saw a shift to the East Anglian Ministox region, where Tandy ended as runner-up. 1998 saw Tandy finish as runner-up in the world championship, behind brother Joe and also finished third in the national championship. He would go two places better in 1999, as he claimed the Spedeworth points title. Tandy won four different championships in 2000. Winning the ORC Championship at RAF Bovingdon, he continued the success atArlington, Eastbourne (Southern), and at Wimbledon Stadium (London), before retaining the Spedeworth points title.

Mini Se7ens Edit

Continuing the Mini theme, Tandy moved into Mini Se7ens in time for the 2001 Winter Series. He ended up third in the championship, won eventually by Kelly Rogers.Tandy moved into the main series for 2002, but struggled to find form and eventually languished down in tenth in the overall championship standings. A second Winter Series campaign followed, and improved his 2001 position by one by finishing runner-up. He competed in two more seasons in the main championship, amassing four wins in 2003.

Formula Ford Edit

After a year in the BRDC Single Seater Championship, which he dominated in 2005 (11 wins from 14 races) and earning a Scholarship from Silverstone, Tandy moved into the British Formula Ford Championship in 2006. Tandy had an impressive first season in the championship, finishing as runner-up in the standings, with 365 points. Although, he was over 150 points behind dominating champion Nathan Freke. Tandy had started out at the Raysport team but with his car lacking upgrades, decided to jump ship with four races to go and become the first driver for his brother's newly setup team. A win and a second place at both Thruxton and Castle Combe allowed Nick to overhaulPeter Dempsey, Christian Ebbesvik and James Nash to achieve that runner-up position behind Freke. He then proceeded to win the 2006 Formula Ford Festival on the road, before a 10-second penalty was added post-race for a safety car misdemeanour, dropping him to fifth. He continued in the championship in 2007, but finished one place lower in the standings, finishing third overall. Tandy and James Nash were involved in a titanic battle for the runner-up spot (as Callum MacLeod finishing some 130 points clear of the pair), which was eventually settled by just twelve points. Tandy won six races throughout the season, and finished on the podium on ten other occasions. After his close call the previous year, Tandy won the Formula Ford Festival at the end of the season, but only after MacLeod was given a two-second penalty post-race.

Formula Palmer Audi Edit

After his Formula Ford Festival win, Tandy signed a very late deal to compete in the Formula Palmer Audi Autumn Trophy, and in particular the Formula Palmer Audi Shootout.[10] The Shootout guarantees a place on the shortlist for theMcLaren Autosport BRDC Award for the driver who scores the most points over the course of the three-race weekend at Snetterton. Thanks to two wins, and a fourth (although the fourth was irrelevant due to best two scores), Tandy won the Shootout and was part of the shortlist. However, he would lose out toStefan Wilson.

Formula Three Edit

After two years in Formula Ford, Tandy moved into the highly competitiveBritish Formula 3 Championship for the 2008 season. Driving for his brother's team and piloting the unfavourable Mygale chassis, Tandy started with three retirements. He steadily improved throughout the season, and recorded his first podium during the overseas round at Spa-Francorchamps, in support of theSpa 24 Hours. Two more podiums came towards the end of the season atSilverstone and Donington Park, as he ended up ninth overall, overtaking Max Chilton at the Donington finale. He also competed in the guest car in thePorsche Carrera Cup at Silverstone, winning the first race.

Tandy continued in the series in 2009, and also continued to use the Mygale chassis and Mercedes engines. With Ultimate Motorsport pulling out of the series, JTR became the de facto lead team for Mygale, with Nick being touted as a championship contender. After a double podium at the Oulton Park opener, Tandy suffered a somewhat disappointing weekend at Silverstone with low points finishes. After his brother's death, the team vowed to carry on in both Formula Three and in Formula Ford. Eighteen days after his brother's death, Tandy scored his and the team's first win with a dominating performance atRockingham.  Having negotiated the first lap incident which took out rivalsDaniel Ricciardo and Renger van der Zande, Tandy drove away from the field to win by 8.608 seconds from Henry Arundel and Adriano Buzaid. Nick is also noted for his pace over a single lap, having recorded four fastest laps from the first eight races of the championship, and at one point, lay third in the standings.

After Carlo van Dam left Kolles & Heinz Union, Tandy was signed up to drive at the Norisring in the Formula Three Euroseries. The following weekend, Tandy signed a deal to compete in the rest of the Euroseries campaign, but a clause in the contract meant that he did not compete again in the rest of the British championship. Tandy left the team before the Dijon-Prenois rounds.

Porsche Carrera Cup Germany and Porsche Supercup Edit

Tandy was then offered the opportunity to compete in the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany at the Dijon-Prenois rounds with Konrad Motorsport where on his debut with no testing, he finished 2nd. Following this performance Tandy was given a drive with Konrad in Porsche Supercup at the Abu Dhabi round supporting Formula 1. He was again on the podium with a 2nd place. Having impressed in the 2009 season finale, Tandy drove on a permanent basis for the German-based team in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup; he started the 2010 Porsche Supercup season with an excellent qualifying performance and was rewarded with a podium in the opening rounds, and Tandy swiftly went on to take his first Porsche Supercup win on 11 July 2010 at the British circuit, Silverstone GP, in superb fashion with a classic lights to flag victory. Tandy's full debut season ended with him putting in a strong challenge for the title, taking the fight with eventual winner René Rast, to the final race at the famousAutodromo Nazionale Monza. Tandy returned for a second season in 2011 but he failed to achieve his ambition of winning the title after only winning one race at Abu Dhabi and finishing 5th in the championship. In the German Cup he came close to winning the championship in 2010 after winning five races but also finished two races outside the top fifteen and retired at the final round. He won the 2011 championship winning three races and finishing on the podium seven times.

International sports car racing Edit

In 2012 Tandy started in various sports car racing series such as the American Le Mans Series, the ADAC GT Masters and the International GT Open. Together with Marco Holzer, his teammate at Manthey Racing, he became runner-up of the 2012 International GT Open season. He won the traditional Porsche Cup for the best private Porsche racing driver.

Shortly after that, Tandy has been signed as the tenth Porsche works driver. His first official race was the 2013 24 Hours of Daytona  Nick Tandy won the GT class of the 2013 Petit Le Mans and resulted third at the 12 Hours of Sebring, driving for Team Falken Tire alongside Wolf Henzler and Bryan Sellers. He also won the GTC class at American Le Mans Series race at Laguna Secawith NGT Motorsport. Also, he won two races at the European Le Mans Seriesin the GTE class, ending third in the standings.

Tandy joined the Porsche factory team at the United SportsCar Championshipfor the 2014 season. He shared a Core Porsche 911 RSR in the GTLM class with Richard Lietz. He won the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona with Lietz and Patrick Pilet.

In 2015 he partnered Patrick Pilet in the United SportsCar Championship. He claimed four wins and a third place finish, helping his teammate to win the drivers championship, as well as the teams championship and also overall win in 2015 Petit Le Mans with a Porsche 911 RSR of GTLM class.

Also in 2015, Tandy joined the Porsche LMP1 factory team at the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps and 24 Hours of Le Mans, winning the French classic. The Brit also drove a KCMG Oreca Nissan at five rounds of the World Endurance Championship, helping the team to finish runner-up in the LMP2 standings.

Personal life Edit

Tandy lives on his family's farm in Pavenham, Bedfordshire and was educated at the local state schools: Pinchmill Lower School in Felmersham, Lincroft Middle School in Oakley and Sharnbrook Upper School and Community Collegein Sharnbrook. Nick's brother Joe died in a road traffic accident in Bromham, Bedfordshire on 13 May 2009. Nick drove for his late brother's team, Joe Tandy Racing, from 2006 until his Euroseries deal in mid-2009.

Racing record Edit

Complete Formula 3 Euro Series results Edit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2009 Kolles & Heinz Union DallaraF309/003 Mercedes HOC

1

HOC

2

LAU

1

LAU

2

NOR

1
20

NOR

2
Ret

ZAN

1
Ret

ZAN

2
15

OSC

1
18

OSC

2
17

NÜR

1
18

NÜR

2
Ret

BRH

1
Ret

BRH

2
12

CAT

1
Ret

CAT

2
DNS

DIJ

1

DIJ

2

HOC

1

HOC

2

28th 0

Complete Porsche Supercup results Edit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 DC Points
2009 Konrad Motorsport Porsche 997 GT3 BHR BHR ESP MON TUR GBR GER HUN ESP BEL ITA UAE

2

UAE

Ret

NC‡ 0‡
2010 Konrad Motorsport Porsche 997 GT3 BHR

4

BHR

3

ESP

5

MON

2

ESP

8

GBR

1

GER

Ret

HUN

1

BEL

6

ITA

1

2nd 146
2011 Konrad Motorsport Porsche 997 GT3 TUR

2

ESP

2

MON

2

NÜR

Ret

GBR

2

GER

DSQ

HUN

9

BEL

3

ITA

5

UAE

1

UAE

Ret

5th 129

 As a guest driver Tandy was ineligible for championship points.

24 Hours of Le Mans results Edit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class

Pos.

2011 Team Felbermayr-Proton Abdulaziz Al-Faisal

 Bryce Miller

Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GTE

Pro

169 DNF DNF
2014 Porsche Team Manthey Patrick Pilet

 Jörg Bergmeister

Porsche 911 RSR GTE

Pro

309 36th 7th
2015 Porsche Team Nico Hülkenberg

 Earl Bamber

Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 395 1st 1st
2016 Porsche Motorsport Kévin Estre

 Patrick Pilet

Porsche 911RSR LMGTE

Pro

135 DNF DNF

Complete British GT Championship results Edit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 DC Points
2012 Motorbase Performance Porsche 997 GT3-R GT3 OUL

1
11

OUL

2
6

NÜR

1
Ret

NÜR

2
4

ROC

1

BRH

1

SNE

1

SNE

2

SIL

1

DON

1

21st 20
2013 Trackspeed Porsche 997 GT3-R GT3 OUL

1
2

OUL

2
1

ROC

1
Ret

SIL

1
Ret

SNE

1
23†

SNE

2
1

BRH

1
DSQ

ZAN

1
Ret

ZAN

2
1

DON

1
Ret

6th 93
2014 Trackspeed Porsche 997 GT3-R GT3 OUL

1

OUL

2

ROC

1

SIL

1

SNE

1

SNE

2

SPA

1

SPA

2

BRH

1
1

DON

1
7

11th 46.5

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results Edit

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rank Points
2014 PorscheTeam Manthey LMGTE Pro Porsche 911 RSR Porsche4.0 L Flat-6 SIL

2

SPA LMS

11

COA

4

FUJ FUJ BHR SÃO 17th 31
2015 KCMG LMP2 Oreca 05 NissanVK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL

9

NÜR

7

COA FUJ

Ret

SHA

11

BHR

8

8th 70.5
Porsche Team LMP1 Porsche 919 Hybrid Porsche2.0 L Turbo V4 SPA

6

LMS

1

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