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Tom Kristensen


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Tom Kristensen
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Born: 7 July 1967
Nationality: Danish

A race car driver.

His accomplishments include:
2013 World Endurance Championship Champion (LMP1)
2018 Inductee into the Danish Sports Hall of Fame

Biography

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Tom Kristensen (racing driver) page on 25 May 2020, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Tom Kristensen is a Danish former racing driver. He holds the record for the most wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with nine, six of which were consecutive (from 2000 to 2005). In 1997, he won the race with the Joest Racing team, driving a Tom Walkinshaw Racing-designed and Porsche-powered WSC95, after being a late inclusion in the team following Davy Jones' accident that eventually ruled him out of the race. All of his wins since then have come driving an Audi prototype, except in 2003, when he drove a Bentley prototype. In both 1999 and 2007 Kristensen's team crashed out of comfortable leads in the closing hours of the race. He is considered by many to be the greatest driver ever to have raced in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, earning the nickname "Mr Le Mans". Elsewhere Kristensen also holds the record for most wins at the 12 Hours of Sebring with a total of six.

In August 2014, Kristensen was appointed Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog by the Queen of Denmark. In January 2018 he was inducted into the Danish Sports Hall of Fame.


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