Nick graduated from Cambridge in 1991 and joined Simtek Research in vehicle simulation. His first taste of Formula 1 came in 1994 with Simtek, before joining Arrows Grand Prix in 1995 for vehicle simulation and later suspension design. Nick was Performance Engineer for Damon Hill and Pedro Diniz in 1997 and then Race Engineer for Mika Salo and Pedro de la Rosa between 1998 and 1999.
Nick then moved to Benetton in 2000 as Test Engineer, working with Alexander Wurz, Giancarlo Fisichella and Mark Webber. Nick advanced to Performance Engineer for Fisichella in 2001 and Jarno Trulli in 2002-2004, contributing to the Italian’s sole Grand Prix win in Monaco in 2004.
2005 saw Nick step up to Head of Vehicle Performance Group (VPG), playing a part in Renault’s double championship wins of 2005 and 2006, including the development of the tuned mass damper system, which was a major innovation during that era.
Nick became Head of Performance Systems in 2010 and then Engineering Director in 2011, contributing to the development of the race winning E20 and E21. Nick then took the role as Technical Director responsible for the design and development of every Formula 1 car to come out of Enstone since 2013, including 2019’s R.S.19.