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Nicolas Minassian

Nicolas Minassian
Minassian at the 2012 6 Hours of Fuji
Nationality French
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 1994, 2000, 2002–
Teams Roland Bassaler, Team Oreca, Pescarolo Sport, Creation Autosportif, Peugeot
Best finish 2nd (2008)
Class wins 0

Nicolas Minassian (born 28 February 1973) is a French professional racing driver of Armenian descent.

After finishing 2nd place in the 1993 Formula Renault Eurocup, Marseille-born Minassian graduated to the French Formula Three Championship where he finished runner-up to countryman Laurent Redon at his second attempt in 1995. He then moved to the British series for another two years in a successful partnership with Promatecme and Renault UK that yielded a 4th place in 1996 and 2nd place the following year.

He graduated to Formula 3000 with West Competition for 1998, but failed to impress whilst his teammate Nick Heidfeld mounted a strong challenge for overall honours. The following year, he moved to Kid Jensen Racing where he enjoyed more success, including an emphatic lights-to-flag triumph at Silverstone. He signed for the illustrious Super Nova Racing team in 2000 where he came a strong 2nd in the championship.

Unable to secure a Formula One drive, Minassian drove in 2001 for Target Chip Ganassi Racing with F3000 title adversary Bruno Junqueira in CART and competed in the Indianapolis 500 before being released by the team. In 2002 Minassian won the ASCAR oval racing series for RML (Ray Mallock Ltd) before returning to endurance racing including the [[24 Hours of Le Mans

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