Mario Hytten

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Mario Hytten (born 20 April 1955) [1][2] is a Swedish-born former racing driver who raced predominantly under a Swiss licence.[1][2] He competed in the 1985 24 Hours of Le Mans, finishing 5th.[3] He now works as a sports promoter and sponsorship specialist. He is fluent in five languages.[4]

Mario Hytten, '84 silverstone winner

Racing career[edit]

Hytten raced predominantly in Formula 3 and Formula 3000 in a career spanning more than a decade, from 1980 to 1992. In all he entered 75 races, won one and registered eight podium finishes.[1] He finished 5th in the 1985 24 Hours of Le Mans driving the Porsche 956B.[5]

Post racing[edit]

Hytten retired from racing in 1993 and moved into sports media and sponsorship.[6] He is the current CEO of Captimax Sports Media, who make camera systems for televised sporting events, and runs Planetaire AB, a sustainability communications company.[4] He is currently working on Skyrace World Cup, a new format sailplane world championship.[7]


  1. ^ a b c "Profile at Driver Database". Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b " profile". Speedsport Magazine. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Porsches dominate at Le Mans". The Gazette. June 17, 1985. p. D8. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  4. ^ a b "Profile at". Allen Brown. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Results at Racing-Reference". Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Race of my life", February 20, 2014, p.86
  7. ^ "Skyrace World Cup". Planetaire. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 

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