Career Summary

 

The 19 year old Nicholas Silva is an up and coming American racing driver and athlete in the world of motorsports. With a diverse and unique resume full of accomplishments, Nico is well set on his way to his goal of reaching a top-tier pro drive.

 

At the young age of 5, Nico got his start in karting after a family visit in Brazil, where he was able for the first time encounter the world of motorsports at the Interlagos circuit. Throughout his karting career, Nico has competed and won in local, national, and international events.

 

 

 

At the age of 14, Nico competed and won a prize purse in the 2011 Skip Barber Karts to Cars Shootout and competed in the Skip Barber Race Series the following year. In 2013, Nico was invited by a Formula 3 team for a fully-funded race for the opening round of the 2013 Formula 3 Sul-Americana series in Brazil and accomplished a podium finish after only his second race.

 

After sprinkled runs for the rest of the Formula 3 Brasil series in the 2013, 2014, and 2015 seasons, Nico is pursuing to race in the United States or Europe having offers from multiple race teams from various categories for 2016 and beyond.

Full Name: Nicholas Loro Silva

Date of Birth: May 20, 1996

City of Birth: Los Angeles, California, USA

Nationality: American/Brazilian

City of Residence: Encino, California, USA

Education: College Undergrad - Engineering

Languages Spoken: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, and some French

Favorite Driver: Ayrton Senna da Silva

Favorite Track: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca / Autoromo Jose Carlos Pace (Interlagos)

Favorite Car (Road): Mercedes Benz CLK AMG GTR, Porsche 911 GT1, Ferrari F40, Lamborghini Siesto Elemento

Favorite Car (Track): Ferrari F2004, Mclaren MP4-4, Ferrari FXX, Mazda 787B, Pagani Zonda R, Swift 016.A, Dallara F308

Words to Live by:

"Racing is life, everything before and after is just waiting." - Steve Mcqueen

"Racing is a great mania to which one must sacrifice everything, without reticence, without hesitation." - Enzo Ferrari

"Racing, competing, it's in my blood. It's a part of me, it's a part of my life; I have been doing it for all my life and it stands out above all the rest." - Ayrton Senna

"I am not designed to come second or third. I am designed to win." - Ayrton Senna

"Always show great strength and determination, and always do everything with much love and depp faith in God. One day you will reach your goal." - Ayrton Senna

"Driven to perfection." - Ayrton Senna

 

Racing Resume

( From 2010 - )

 

  • 2010: Gatorz Challenge of the Americas, LAKC (2nd), SKUSA, and Gatorz
  • (2nd) in Rotax Junior and SOLGP (3rd) in the Rotax Senior; Official North American Distributor Driver for Reaction Karting Kosmic and SSC Racing CRG
  • 2011:

- Kart: Gatorz Challenge of the Americas and the SKUSA Rotax Senior and S2 Shifter; Official North American Distributor Driver for SSC Racing CRG and CRG USA

- Car: Skip Barber Racing School training and Skip Barber Karting Shootout: Won purse of $8,000 USD

  • 2012:  Skip Barber Winter and Summer Series; 2 wins, 5 Top 3, 10 Top 5 of 14 races
  • 2013:  Formula 3 Sul-Americana; 1 Podium and 2 Top 5 of 4 races
  • 2014:  Formula 3 Open Brasil: (4th), Formula 3 Brasil: 6 races
  • 2015: Formula 3 Brasil: 2 races

 

 

 

Coaching

 

Since 2013, Nico has coached at many organizations to drivers of all levels. If you would like more information about this service, send him a message on the Contact Page.

 

• Private and volunteer instruction at Redline Time Attack, Speed Ventures, and private track events (Since 2013)

• Exotics Racing Instructor (Since September 2014)

• Fast Toys Club Track Day Instructor (Since April 2015)

• Skip Barber Racing School Instructor (Since July 2015)

 

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