John Nielsen (racing driver)

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John Nielsen (born 7 February 1956 in Varde, Denmark) is a former Danish racing driver. He won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1990.[1] Previously, he won the Macau Grand Prix in 1984. He was also a 3-time champion of the European Formula Super Vee Championship from 1979 to 1981. He is now a Formula 1 commentator for TV3+ in Denmark.

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1986 Switzerland Kouros Racing Team New Zealand Mike Thackwell Sauber C8-Mercedes C1 61 DNF DNF
1987 United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar
United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw Racing
United Kingdom Martin Brundle Jaguar XJR-8LM C1 231 DNF DNF
1988 United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar
United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw Racing
United Kingdom Martin Brundle Jaguar XJR-9LM C1 306 DNF DNF
1989 United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar
United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw Racing
United Kingdom Andy Wallace
United States Price Cobb
Jaguar XJR-9LM C1 215 DNF DNF
1990 United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar
United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw Racing
United States Price Cobb
United Kingdom Martin Brundle
Jaguar XJR-12 C1 359 1st 1st
1991 United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar
United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw Racing
United Kingdom Derek Warwick
United Kingdom Andy Wallace
Jaguar XJR-12 C2 356 4th 4th
1992 Germany Porsche Kremer Racing Germany Manuel Reuter
Italy Giovanni Lavaggi
Porsche 962CK6 C3 334 7th 2nd
1993 United Kingdom TWR Jaguar Racing Australia David Brabham
United Kingdom David Coulthard
Jaguar XJ220 GT 306 DSQ DSQ
1994 Germany Seikel Motorsport Germany Thomas Bscher
United Kingdom Lindsay Owen-Jones
Porsche 968 Turbo RS GT2 84 DNF DNF
1995 United Kingdom West Competition
United Kingdom David Price Racing
Germany Jochen Mass
Germany Thomas Bscher
McLaren F1 GTR GT1 131 DNF DNF
1996 United Kingdom West Competition
United Kingdom David Price Racing
Germany Thomas Bscher
Netherlands Peter Kox
McLaren F1 GTR GT1 338 4th 3rd
1998 Japan Nissan Motorsports
United Kingdom TWR
Germany Michael Krumm
France Franck Lagorce
Nissan R390 GT1 GT1 342 5th 5th
2000 Denmark Team Den Blå Avis Italy Mauro Baldi
Germany Klaus Graf
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S-Élan LMP900 205 NC NC
2001 Denmark Team Den Blå Avis
Japan Team Goh
Japan Hiroki Katoh
Denmark Casper Elgaard
Dome S101-Judd LMP900 66 DNF DNF
2003 United Kingdom RN Motorsport Japan Hayanari Shimoda
Denmark Casper Elgaard
DBA4 03S-Zytek LMP675 288 22nd 2nd
2004 United Kingdom Lister Racing Denmark Casper Elgaard
Denmark Jens Møller
Lister Storm LMP-Chevrolet LMP1 279 24th 9th
2006 United Kingdom Zytek Engineering
Denmark Team Essex Invest
Denmark Casper Elgaard
Denmark Philip Andersen
Zytek 06S LMP1 269 NC NC
2008 Denmark Team Essex Denmark Casper Elgaard
Germany Sascha Maassen
Porsche RS Spyder Evo LMP2 347 12th 2nd

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Frank Jelinski
German Formula Three champion
1982
Succeeded by
Franz Konrad
Preceded by
Ayrton Senna
Macau Grand Prix
Winner

1984
Succeeded by
Maurício Gugelmin
Preceded by
Jochen Mass
Manuel Reuter
Stanley Dickens
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1990 with:
Price Cobb
Martin Brundle
Succeeded by
Volker Weidler
Johnny Herbert
Bertrand Gachot
Preceded by
None
(1994)
BPR Global GT Series
Champion

1995 with:
Thomas Bscher
Succeeded by
Ray Bellm
James Weaver
Preceded by
Masahiko Kageyama
All-Japan Grand Touring Car Champion
1996 with:
David Brabham
Succeeded by
Pedro de la Rosa
Michael Krumm