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Michael Christensen (racing driver)

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Michael Christensen
NationalityDenmark Danish
Born (1990-08-28) 28 August 1990 (age 28)
Karlslunde, Denmark
FIA World Endurance Championship career
Debut season2015
Current teamPorsche GT Team
Former teamsPorsche Team Manthey
Starts32
Wins5
Poles2
Fastest laps2
Best finish3rd in 2015
Previous series
2013
2012
2011
2010-11
200809
Porsche Supercup
Porsche Carrera Cup Germany
ADAC GT Masters
GP3 Series
Formula BMW Europe

Michael Klitgaard Christensen (born 28 August 1990) is a Danish Porsche factory racing driver.

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Contents

Career

Karting

Born in Karlslunde, Christensen had a very successful karting career, winning the 2004 Nordic ICA Junior Championship. The following year he gathered both Nordic and European titles in ICA Junior class. For 2006 Christensen graduated to Formula A and he achieved a second place in the Formula A World Championship and was twice champion in the German Kart Championship Winner of the Macau Int. Kart Grand prix Formula A. In 2007 Michael repeated as German Kart Champion and also won the KF1 South Garda Winter Cup.

Formula BMW Europe

Christensen made his open-wheel racing debut in the 2008 Formula BMW Europe season at Barcelona which supported the 2008 Spanish Grand Prix, where he was involved in a potentially serious incident, flipping his car.[1] He finished the season in sixth place and as the top rookie in the rookie standings.

He moved to Mücke Motorsport for the 2009 season. He started the season as the strongest candidate to win the championship, and a victory in the first race of the season was promising. He finished the season in fourth place, although he lost results from five races including three wins, after his team lost an appeal over a breach of technical regulations[2] was rejected by the FIA.[3]

GP3 Series

In 2010, Christensen became the first driver to join MW Arden for the 2010 GP3 Series season.[4]

Porsche

In 2012, Christensen joined the Porsche young driver program. He resulted 7th in the 2012 Porsche Carrera Cup Germany and 6th in the 2013 Porsche Supercup.

He became a factory driver in 2014, racing in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship joining Patrick Long in the GTLM class, winning 12 Hours of Sebring and North American Endurance Cup. In 2015 he competed in the FIA World Endurance Championship together with Richard Lietz, joining the Manthey Racing team in the GTE-Pro class. Winning the manufactures championship, and fininshing 3rd in the drivers championship. In the 2018-2019 FIA World Endurance Championship he in succeeded winning 24 Hours of Le Mans for Porsche.[5]

Personal life

Christensen's hobbies are improving on personal fitness, and training,[6] while his favourite driver is Michael Schumacher,[6] and his favourite circuit is the Nürburgring.

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles FLaps Podiums Points Position
2008 Formula BMW Europe Räikkönen Robertson Racing 15 0 0 1 1 158 6th
Formula BMW Pacific Motaworld Racing 1 0 0 0 1 0 NC†
Formula BMW World Final Josef Kaufmann Racing 1 0 0 0 1 0 2nd
2009 Formula BMW Europe Mücke Motorsport 16 4 5 4 6 233 4th
2010 GP3 Series MW Arden 16 0 0 0 0 0 31st
2011 GP3 Series RSC Mücke Motorsport 16 0 0 1 2 19 11th
ADAC GT Masters Vulcan Racing - Mintgen Motorsport 6 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2015 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMGTE Pro Porsche Team Manthey 7 3 0 1 4 127 3rd
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMGTE Pro 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 5th
2016 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMGTE Pro Dempsey-Proton Racing 9 0 0 0 0 74 8th
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMGTE Pro 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 8th
2017 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMGTE Pro Porsche GT Team 9 0 1 0 3 67 11th
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMGTE Pro 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
2018 24 Hours of Le Mans - LMGTE Pro Porsche GT Team 1 1 0 0 1 N/A 1st
2018–19 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMGTE Pro Porsche GT Team 7 2 1 1 6 140 1st*

† – As Christensen was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points. * Season still in progress.

Complete GP3 Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 DC Points
2010 MW Arden CAT
FEA

Ret
CAT
SPR

16
IST
FEA

13
IST
SPR

11
VAL
FEA

Ret
VAL
SPR

14
SIL
FEA

Ret
SIL
SPR

15
HOC
FEA

Ret
HOC
SPR

10
HUN
FEA

10
HUN
SPR

Ret
SPA
FEA

10
SPA
SPR

23
MNZ
FEA

15
MNZ
SPR

10
31st 0
2011 RSC Mücke Motorsport IST
FEA

7
IST
SPR

2
CAT
FEA

18
CAT
SPR

12
VAL
FEA

Ret
VAL
SPR

Ret
SIL
FEA

Ret
SIL
SPR

13
NÜR
FEA

26†
NÜR
SPR

12
HUN
FEA

2
HUN
SPR

13
SPA
FEA

15
SPA
SPR

4
MNZ
FEA

12
MNZ
SPR

11
11th 19

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2015 Porsche Team Manthey LMGTE Pro Porsche 911 RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 SIL
2
SPA LMS
7
NÜR
1
COA
1
FUJ
4
SHA
1
BHR
5
3rd 127
2016 Dempsey-Proton Racing LMGTE Pro Porsche 911 RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 SIL
9
SPA
4
LMS
6
NÜR
6
MEX
6
COA
6
FUJ
7
SHA
6
BHR
7
8th 74
2017 Porsche GT Team LMGTE Pro Porsche 911 RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 SIL
Ret
SPA
6
LMS
Ret
NÜR
3
MEX
5
COA
2
FUJ
3
SHA
Ret
BHR
Ret
11th 67
2018–19 Porsche GT Team LMGTE Pro Porsche 911 RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 SPA
2
LMS
1
SIL
3
FUJ
1
SHA
3
SEB
5
SPA
3
LMS
1st* 140*

* Season still in progress.

24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2015 Germany Porsche Team Manthey Austria Richard Lietz
Germany Jörg Bergmeister
Porsche 911 RSR GTE
Pro
327 30th 5th
2016 Germany Dempsey-Proton Racing Austria Philipp Eng
Austria Richard Lietz
Porsche 911 RSR GTE
Pro
329 31st 8th
2017 Germany Porsche GT Team France Kévin Estre
Germany Dirk Werner
Porsche 911 RSR GTE
Pro
179 DNF DNF
2018 Germany Porsche GT Team France Kevin Estre
Belgium Laurens Vanthoor
Porsche 911 RSR GTE
Pro
344 15th 1st

References

  1. ^ Video from the accident[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Mücke Motorsport suspended from Formula BMW Europe races". bmw-motorsport.com. Formula BMW. 2009-08-20. Archived from the original on 2012-05-30. Retrieved 2009-09-02.
  3. ^ "FIA International Court of Appeal ruling confirms judicial decisions". bmw-motorsport.com. Formula BMW. 2009-11-17. Archived from the original on 2012-05-30. Retrieved 2009-11-17.
  4. ^ Beer, Matt (2010-01-08). "MW Arden signs first GP3 driver". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 2010-01-08.
  5. ^ Dagys, John (2013-11-27). "Michael Christensen Named Porsche Factory Driver". sportscar365.com. John Dagys Media. Retrieved 2013-12-14.
  6. ^ a b "Formula BMW Europe. 2009 Championship Guide" (PDF). bmw-motorsport.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-09-20. Retrieved 2009-10-11.

External links

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