Nicolas Steele

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Nicolas Steele
Nationality Flag of the United States svg.png American
Born 22 October 1989
Austin, Texas
Current Team Kamaha Motorsports
Car Number 23
Former Teams ArrowTech ART
Pacchia
Team Calinetic
Races 88 (64 starts)
Championships 0
Victories 0
Podiums 7
Points 57
Pole Positions 0
Fastest Laps 0
First Race 2011 F1RWRS British Grand Prix
First Victory N/A
Last Victory N/A
Last Race 2016 F1RWRS Northern US Grand Prix
Best Finish 5th (2014)


Nicolas Steele (born October 22, 1989 in Austin, Texas, USA) is an American racing driver known for his career in the F1RWRS. His best finish to date is a second place finish at the 2014 Monegasque, Belgian and Italian races. He also holds the dubious distinction of being the last driver to date to get disqualified during a race at the 2011 F1RWRS New South Wales Grand Prix.

F1RWRS Career

Steele started his career with a bang by scoring in his debut race, a fifth position. However, he only started two more races, not qualfying for the rest of them. Steele was disqualified at Eastern Creek for careless driving after taking out John Zimmer and Hagane Shizuka (both recovered). Steele was fired after the season. He then signed for Pacchia-Coswojuddhartlambo, but that didn't last too long after the team only qualified for one race. He signed with Team Calinetic and raced three times.

For 2013 Steele resigned with Calinetic but that didn't last long as he left the team after two races due to his teammate, David Koczo, being uncompetitive in pre-qualifying, while Steele nearly topped both charts. He signed with Kahama for the rest of the season, and has been resigned for 2014.

His rivalry with former teammate Jari Kekkonen was at it's peak in 2012 when the two were constantly bickering between each other, and trash talking. The rivalry has cooled but the two are not good friends.

His two podium positions early in the 2014 season have given him lots of interest in the paddock, but his handling of his engine failure in Adelaide gave him the nickname of "a complete James Allen". He did, manage two second podiums at Belgium and Italy later that year. He had a good position in the drivers' championship, but the car's unreliability cost him as he fell down the standings from 3rd. Despite this, Steele remained optimistic of the teams' potential in the near future, and signed a contract for the 2015 season.

However, the 2015 season went badly for him, only scoring one point in eleven races for Kamaha before being sacked. According to Steele, the car was undriveable and unreliable. He was picked up by DGNgineering for the last four races of the season, and managed to pick up a podium in Macau.

His good strings of results managed to get him signed to Aeroracing for the 2016 season. However, he was sacked after one race (despite placing in sixth position during the race) in favour of Kay Lon. Steele sat on the sidelines in the next race but managed to find a drive at Autodynamics Grand Prix. He impressed them (and the whole paddock) by posting two straight 4th place finishes at Italy and Austria.

After a fifth place finish in Long Beach, he disappointed the team by posting a DNPQ in Road America. Fortunes improved for the race at the Norisring, as Steele finished in ninth. But the best race of the season up to that point would be in Zandvoort, where he would benefit from a double DNF from Scuderia Alitalia to finish 2nd in an Autodynamics 1-2.

F1RWRS Results

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 DC Pts
2011 ArrowTech ART BAV
GER
SAX
LUX
BEL
GBR
5
ENG
13
KEN
DNPQ
NED
DNPQ
TAS
DNPQ
AUS
DNS
NSW
DSQ
SUR
DNPQ
CHN
DNPQ
USA
DNPQ
=26th 4
2012 Pacchia BAV
Ret
SAX
DNPQ
GER
DNPQ
LUX
DNPQ
BEL
DNPQ
NED
DNPQ
=32nd 0
Team Calinetic GBR
11
KEN
DNPQ
ENG
DNPQ
TAS
DNPQ
SUR
DNPQ
NSW
26
AUS
DNPQ
CHN
DNPQ
USA
DNPQ
500
25
2013 Team Calinetic TAS
DNPQ
AUS
DNPQ
29th 1
Kamaha Motorsports MEX
Ret
USA
Ret
MON
Ret
FRA
7
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
NED
Ret
BEL
10
POR
Ret
MED
Ret
MAC
Ret
CHN
10
JPN
10
BRA
6
2014 Kamaha Motorsports TAS
Ret
AUS
Ret
BRA
3
MEX
Ret
USA
3
MON
2
FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
9
BEL
2
ITA
2
MED
Ret
NDS
Ret
MAC
12
CHN
Ret
JPN
Ret
5th 26
2015 Kamaha Motorsports TAS
Ret
AUS
Ret
MED
Ret
MON
Ret
MEX
Ret
USA
6
CAN
Ret
GBR
7
GER
Ret
BEL
8
AUT
10
ITA 12th 10
DGNgineering NDS
Ret
CHI
2
JPN
4
BRA
Ret
2016 Aeroracing Engineering AUS
6
NSW 10th 16
Autodynamics Grand Prix GBR
Ret
ITA
4
AUT
4
CAN
9
SUS
5
NUS
DNPQ
GER
9
NSE
2
MON
Ret
BEL
DSQ
MEX
DNPQ
ARG
Ret
CHN
7
JPN
Ret