Andy Wallace (racing driver)

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Andy Wallace
Andy Wallace.jpg
Andy wins Macau Grand Prix 1986
Nationality United Kingdom British
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 1988 - 1993, 1995 - 2008, 2010
Teams Silk Cut Jaguar
Toyota Team Tom's
Harrods Mach One Racing
David Price Racing
Panoz Motorsports
Audi Sport UK
Team Cadillac
Team Bentley
Racing for Holland
Zytek Engineering
Creation Autosportif
RML
Best finish 1st (1988)
Class wins 4 (1988, 2001, 2002, 2006)

Andy Wallace (born 19 February 1961, in Oxford, England) is a professional race car driver from the United Kingdom, who has been racing since 1979. In 1976, a 15-year-old Wallace attended the Jim Russell Racing Drivers' School. He has raced prototype sports cars since 1988, winning over 25 International Sports car races including:

Wallace was also the driver for the then record-setting speed of 240.14 mph (386.47 km/h) in a McLaren F1, which for over 11 years this was the world record for the fastest production car. According to the Autosport's Le Mans supplement, he liked the place so much that he became resident there.

Wallace drove for Dyson Racing in the American Le Mans Series through the 2007 racing season.

For 2008 he is planning a partial schedule with Richard Childress Racing in the Rolex Sports Car Series.

In January 2008 Wallace drove for Alex Job Racing in the #23 Porsche-powered Daytona Prototype backed by Ruby Tuesday in the 24 Hours of Daytona, finishing in 36th place with engine problems.

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1988 United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar
United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw Racing
Netherlands Jan Lammers
United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries
Jaguar XJR-9LM C1 394 1st 1st
1989 United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar
United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw Racing
Denmark John Nielsen
United States Price Cobb
Jaguar XJR-9LM C1 215 DNF DNF
1990 United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar
United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw Racing
Netherlands Jan Lammers
Austria Franz Konrad
Jaguar XJR-12 C1 355 2nd 2nd
1991 United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar
United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw Racing
United Kingdom Derek Warwick
Denmark John Nielsen
Jaguar XJR-12 C2 356 4th 4th
1992 Japan Toyota Team Tom's Netherlands Jan Lammers
Italy Teo Fabi
Toyota TS010 C1 331 8th 5th
1993 Japan Toyota Team Tom's France Pierre-Henri Raphanel
United Kingdom Kenny Acheson
Toyota TS010 C1 212 DNF DNF
1995 United Kingdom Harrods Mach One Racing
United Kingdom David Price Racing
United Kingdom Derek Bell
United Kingdom Justin Bell
McLaren F1 GTR GT1 296 3rd 2nd
1996 United Kingdom Harrods Mach One Racing
United Kingdom David Price Racing
France Olivier Grouillard
United Kingdom Derek Bell
McLaren F1 GTR GT1 328 6th 5th
1997 United Kingdom David Price Racing United Kingdom James Weaver
United States Butch Leitzinger
Panoz Esperante GTR-1 GT1 236 DNF DNF
1998 United States Panoz Motorsports Australia David Brabham
United Kingdom Jamie Davies
Panoz Esperante GTR-1 GT1 335 7th 7th
1999 United Kingdom Audi Sport UK Ltd. United Kingdom James Weaver
United Kingdom Perry McCarthy
Audi R8C LMGTP 198 DNF DNF
2000 United States Team Cadillac France Franck Lagorce
United States Butch Leitzinger
Cadillac Northstar LMP LMP900 291 21st 11th
2001 United Kingdom Team Bentley Belgium Eric van de Poele
United States Butch Leitzinger
Bentley EXP Speed 8 LMGTP 306 3rd 1st
2002 United Kingdom Team Bentley Belgium Eric van de Poele
United States Butch Leitzinger
Bentley EXP Speed 8 LMGTP 362 4th 1st
2003 Netherlands Racing for Holland Netherlands Jan Lammers
Netherlands John Bosch
Dome S101-Judd LMP900 360 6th 4th
2004 United Kingdom Zytek Engineering Australia David Brabham
Japan Hayanari Shimoda
Zytek 04S LMP1 167 DNF DNF
2005 United Kingdom Creation Autosportif France Nicolas Minassian
United Kingdom Jamie Campbell-Walter
DBA 03S-Judd LMP1 322 14th 7th
2006 United Kingdom Ray Mallock Ltd. United Kingdom Mike Newton
Brazil Thomas Erdos
MG-Lola EX264-AER LMP2 343 8th 1st
2007 United Kingdom Ray Mallock Ltd. United Kingdom Mike Newton
Brazil Thomas Erdos
MG-Lola EX264-AER LMP2 251 DNF DNF
2008 United Kingdom Ray Mallock Ltd. United Kingdom Mike Newton
Brazil Thomas Erdos
MG-Lola EX265-AER LMP2 100 DNF DNF
2010 United Kingdom RML United Kingdom Mike Newton
Brazil Thomas Erdos
Lola B08/80-HPD LMP2 358 8th 3rd


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Andy Rouse
Autosport
National Racing Driver of the Year

1986
Succeeded by
Johnny Herbert
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Maurício Gugelmin
British Formula Three
Champion

1986
Succeeded by
Johnny Herbert
Preceded by
Maurício Gugelmin
Macau Grand Prix
Winner

1986
Succeeded by
Martin Donnelly
Preceded by
Derek Bell
Hans-Joachim Stuck
Al Holbert
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1988 with:
Jan Lammers
Johnny Dumfries
Succeeded by
Jochen Mass
Manuel Reuter
Stanley Dickens