Nicola Lacorte

Car Number: 7
Country: Italy
Age: 16
Team: M2 Competition


New Alpine Academy signing Nicola Lacorte will begin a busy 2024 season with selected rounds of the 2024 Castrol Toyota Formula Regional Oceania Championship in New Zealand.

Sixteen year old Italian Lacorte is one of the most promising young drivers emerging in Europe and has just been signed by the Alpine Academy – a project run by the Alpine F1 team – for its junior driver development programme.

Nicola – who hails from Italy’s Pisa region, started racing in karts at the age of six and made the switch to single seater and circuit racing in 2022 running the final races in the Italian F4 Championship.


This was followed by a full campaign in the category this year as a rookie which saw Nicola step up to take his first race win and two podium results for ninth overall in the championship points. He also ran F4 campaigns in the United Arab Emirates Championship.

He also competed with Prema Racing in nine races in the inaugural Euro 4 Championship this year too.

The Toyota FT-60 Formula Regional car will represent a step up in speed and power for Lacorte but it’s a challenge he is looking forward to.

“This is really an exciting opportunity for me and I am looking forward to start my season 2024 in New Zealand,” he said.

“I am happy I am in the right place and platform to develop my career and I am determined to do as much as I can, while doing the best possible job with M2 Competition. The Castrol Toyota FR Oceania Championship is an excellent place for a young driver to work and lean and I intend to make the most of this opportunity.”