Jan Magnussen

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Jan Magnussen
Jan Magnussen cropped.jpg
Magnussen, January 2009
Nationality Denmark Danish
Born Jan Ellegaard Magnussen
(1973-07-04) 4 July 1973 (age 45)
Roskilde, Denmark
Formula One World Championship career
Active years 1995, 19971998
Teams McLaren, Stewart
Entries 25 (24 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 1
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1995 Pacific Grand Prix
Last entry 1998 Canadian Grand Prix
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish 63rd (2010)
First race 2010 Toyota/Save Mart 350 (Infineon Raceway)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years 1999
Starts as of 2018: 20 races
Teams Panoz, Audi Sport Japan Team Goh, Corvette Racing
Best finish 4th (2003), (2006)
Class wins 4 (2004, 2005, 2006, 2009)
Champ Car career
11 races run over 2 years
Team(s) Marlboro Team Penske (1996)
Hogan Penske Racing (1996)
Patrick Racing (1999)
Best finish 24th – 1996, 1999
First race 1996 Miller 200 (Mid-Ohio)
Last race 1999 Honda Indy 300 (Surfers Paradise)
Wins Podiums Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of 5 June 2012.

Jan Ellegaard Magnussen[1] (born 4 July 1973) is a Danish professional racing driver and a factory driver for General Motors. He has competed in several of the most prestigious events in motor sport including CART, NASCAR, the FIA Formula One World Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Career history[edit]

Lower series racing[edit]

Born in Roskilde, Magnussen dominated the 1994 British Formula 3 championship with Paul Stewart Racing, winning 14 of the 18 events and breaking Ayrton Senna's F3 record. Magnussen scored his first British F3 win that April at Donington Park, also taking pole for the race.[2] He also won at Brands Hatch, twice at Silverstone, and at Thruxton. He won six of the first eight races.[3] He then won again at Donington Park,[4] and both season-ending rounds at Silverstone.[5]

Major series racing[edit]

He made his Formula One debut at the 1995 Pacific Grand Prix in Aida, sitting in for Mika Häkkinen, who was unwell. In 1996 Magnussen drove in the CART series and International Touring Car Championship.

For 1997–1998 he had a seat in Formula One with the newly founded Stewart Grand Prix team, owned in part by his old F3 boss Paul Stewart. Team founder Jackie Stewart once described him as, "the most talented young driver to emerge since Ayrton Senna",[6] but his performance was underwhelming. He scored his only championship point in his last race in F1, the 1998 Canadian Grand Prix; for the rest of the season he was replaced by Jos Verstappen. Magnussen started 24 GPs, one less than he entered, because his car was damaged in an accident during the start of the 1997 Brazilian Grand Prix causing him to retire before the restart.

In 1999 he participated in 7 CART races. In 1999 and 2000 he raced in the American Le Mans Series with Panoz. 2001 he drove a Peugeot in Danish Touring Car series (DTC) and raced in 8 ALMS races. 2002 he also raced for Peugeot in DTC and in 10 ALMS races. Jan Magnussen won the 2008 GT1 and 2013 GT drivers' championships, both with Corvette Racing.

Magnussen has participated in various classes in the 24 hours of Le Mans every year since 1999. His best results so far are the victories in the GTS class in 2004 and GT1 class in 2005, 2006, and 2009, each time in a Chevrolet Corvette with Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta as teammates in 2005 and 2006, and Johnny O'Connell and Antonio García in 2009.

Also, Magnussen has participated in the 12 Hours of Sebring every year since 1999, winning the GT1 class in 2006, 2008, and 2009.

In 2005, Magnussen drove a Toyota Corolla in the Danish Touring Car Championship.

Present day[edit]

Magnussen is still an active driver, now in the Danish Touring Car Championship (DTC) and in a Chevrolet Corvette C7.R in the American Le Mans Series with Antonio Garcia as teammate – and of course in the 24 hours of Le Mans. In the Danish Touring Car series he drives a Chevrolet Lacetti for Perfection Racing. He has won the DTC on two occasions in 2003 and 2008.

On 11 June 2010, it was announced that Magnussen would make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut driving the No. 09 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet for Phoenix Racing at Infineon Raceway. After starting 32nd on the grid, he finished in 12th position.[7]

On 14 June 2010 it became public that Magnussen and Perfection Racing would not be participating in the DTC leaving Magnussen and the team to focus on the Scandinavian Touring Car Cup's remaining two rounds.[8]

2011 Rolex Sports Car

Magnussen drove the No. 57 Stevenson Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro with Robin Liddell and Andrew Davis in the 2010 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series season opener, the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Following the Rolex 24, he moved to the team's No. 97 car and competed in the majority of the races with Gunter Schaldach. Magnussen finished 24th in GT points and his best finish was second (Miller) with four top-10s.[9]

Family[edit]

Magnussen's eldest son Kevin is also a racing driver, having raced in Formula 1 for McLaren,[10] Renault and Haas F1.[11] Kevin mentioned that his father was his first hero when he was a child.[12]

Motorsports career results[edit]

Formula One[edit]

(key)

Formula One results
Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 WDC Points
1995 Marlboro McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4/10B Mercedes FO 110 3.0 V10 BRA ARG SMR ESP MON CAN FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR EUR PAC
10
JPN AUS NC 0
1997 HSBC Malaysia Stewart Ford Stewart SF01 Ford VJ Zetec-R 3.0 V10 AUS
Ret
BRA
DNS
ARG
10
SMR
Ret
MON
7
ESP
13
CAN
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
HUN
Ret
BEL
12
ITA
Ret
AUT
Ret
LUX
Ret
JPN
Ret
EUR
9
NC 0
1998 HSBC Stewart Ford Stewart SF02 Ford VJ Zetec-R 3.0 V10 AUS
Ret
BRA
10
ARG
Ret
SMR
Ret
ESP
12
MON
Ret
CAN
6
FRA GBR AUT GER HUN BEL ITA LUX JPN 17th 1

Driver did not finish the Grand Prix, but was classified as he had completed over 90% of the race distance.

Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft[edit]

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

Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft results
Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos. Pts
1995 AMG-Mercedes Mercedes C-Class V6 HOC
1

4
HOC
2

Ret
AVU
1

Ret
AVU
2

7
NOR
1

DNS
NOR
2

DNS
DIE
1

14
DIE
2

5
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

7
ALE
1

4
ALE
2

2
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

9
8th 49

International Touring Car Championship[edit]

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

International Touring Car Championship results
Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Pos. Pts
1995 AMG-Mercedes Mercedes C-Class V6 MUG
1

3
MUG
2

6
HEL
1

Ret
HEL
2

2
DON
1
DON
2
EST
1

2
EST
2

1
MAG
1

2
MAG
2

11
2nd 83
1996 Warsteiner Mercedes-AMG Mercedes C-Class HOC
1

2
HOC
2

1
NÜR
1

7
NÜR
2

3
EST
1

Ret
EST
2

Ret
HEL
1

Ret
HEL
2

DNS
NOR
1

17†
NOR
2

DNS
DIE
1

16
DIE
2

Ret
SIL
1
SIL
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
MAG
1

Ret
MAG
2

Ret
MUG
1

Ret
MUG
2

5
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

4
INT
1

14
INT
2

3
SUZ
1

7
SUZ
2

3
10th 97

† – Did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

American open-wheel racing results[edit]

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

CART[edit]

Champ Car results
Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Rank Points
1996 Team Penske Penske PC-25 Mercedes-Benz IC108C MIA RIO SRF LBH NZR 500 MIL DET POR CLE TOR MIS MDO
14
24th 5
Hogan Penske ROA
Ret
VAN
22
LS
8
1999 Patrick Racing Swift 010.c Ford XD MIA MOT LBH NZR RIO STL MIL POR CLE ROA TOR MIS DET
Ret
24th 8
Reynard 99i MDO
14
CHI
Ret
VAN
7
LS
Ret
HOU
13
SRF
11
FON

24 Hours of Le Mans[edit]

24 Hours of Le Mans results
Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1999 United States Panoz Motorsports United States Johnny O'Connell
Italy Max Angelelli
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S-Ford LMP 323 11th 9th
2000 United States Panoz Motorsports Australia David Brabham
United States Mario Andretti
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S-Élan LMP900 315 15th 8th
2001 United States Panoz Motorsports Australia David Brabham
France Franck Lagorce
Panoz LMP07-Élan LMP900 85 DNF DNF
2002 United States Panoz Motor Sports Australia David Brabham
United States Bryan Herta
Panoz LMP01 Evo-Élan LMP900 90 DNF DNF
2003 Japan Audi Sport Japan Team Goh Japan Seiji Ara
Germany Marco Werner
Audi R8 LMP900 370 4th 2nd
2004 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Chevrolet Corvette C5-R GTS 345 6th 1st
2005 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1 349 5th 1st
2006 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1 355 4th 1st
2007 United States Corvette Racing United States Johnny O'Connell
Canada Ron Fellows
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1 342 6th 2nd
2008 United States Corvette Racing United States Johnny O'Connell
Canada Ron Fellows
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1 344 14th 2nd
2009 United States Corvette Racing United States Johnny O'Connell
Spain Antonio García
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1 342 15th 1st
2010 United States Corvette Racing United States Johnny O'Connell
Spain Antonio García
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT2 225 DNF DNF
2011 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GTE
Pro
211 DNF DNF
2012 United States Corvette Racing Spain Antonio García
United States Jordan Taylor
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GTE
Pro
326 23rd 5th
2013 United States Corvette Racing Spain Antonio García
United States Jordan Taylor
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GTE
Pro
312 19th 4th
2014 United States Corvette Racing Spain Antonio García
United States Jordan Taylor
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R GTE
Pro
338 14th 2nd
2015 United States Corvette Racing Spain Antonio García
Australia Ryan Briscoe
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R GTE
Pro
0 DNS DNS
2016 United States Corvette Racing - GM Spain Antonio García
United States Ricky Taylor
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R GTE
Pro
336 25th 7th
2017 United States Corvette Racing - GM Spain Antonio García
United States Jordan Taylor
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R LMGTE
Pro
340 19th 3rd
2018 United States Corvette Racing - GM Spain Antonio García
Germany Mike Rockenfeller
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R LMGTE
Pro
342 18th 4th

24 Hours of Daytona[edit]

(key)

24 Hours of Daytona results
Year Class Team Car Co-drivers Laps Position Class Pos.
2005 DP United States Doran Racing Pontiac-Doran United States Bobby Labonte
United States Bryan Herta
United States Terry Labonte
675 9 DNF 9 DNF
2006 GT United States The Racer's Group Pontiac GTO.R United States Paul Edwards
United States Kelly Collins
United Kingdom Andy Pilgrim
633 26 13
2007 DP United States SunTrust Racing Pontiac Riley DP South Africa Wayne Taylor
Italy Max Angelelli
United States Jeff Gordon
666 3 3
2008 GT United States Banner Racing Pontiac GXP.R United States Paul Edwards
United States Kelly Collins
647 17 7
2009 GT United States Banner Racing Pontiac GXP.R United States Paul Edwards
United States Kelly Collins
689 12 4
2010 GT United States Stevenson Motorsports Chevy Camaro GT.R United Kingdom Robin Liddell
United States Andrew Davis
683 11 4
2011 GT United States Stevenson Motorsports Chevy Camaro GT.R United Kingdom Robin Liddell
Denmark Ronnie Bremer
629 26 12
2012 DP United States Spirit of Daytona Racing Corvette DP Spain Antonio García
United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
629 8 8
2013 GT United States Stevenson Motorsports Chevy Camaro GT.R United States John Edwards
United Kingdom Robin Liddell
United States Tommy Milner
595 36 DNF 23 DNF
2014 GTLM United States Corvette Racing Chevy Corvette C7.R Spain Antonio García
Australia Ryan Briscoe
329 60 DNF 10 DNF
2015 GTLM United States Corvette Racing Chevy Corvette C7.R Spain Antonio García
Australia Ryan Briscoe
725 4 1
2016 GTLM United States Corvette Racing Chevy Corvette C7.R SpainAntonio García
GermanyMike Rockenfeller
722 8 2
2017 GTLM United States Corvette Racing Chevy Corvette C7.R SpainAntonio García
GermanyMike Rockenfeller
652 8 4
2018 GTLM United States Corvette Racing Chevy Corvette C7.R SpainAntonio García
GermanyMike Rockenfeller
781 13 3

Supercars Championship[edit]

Australian Supercars results
Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Final Pos Points
2003 Team Dynamik ADL PHI ECK WIN PTH HDV QLD ORP SAN
WD †
BAT
11
SUR PUK ECK NC 152
2011 Paul Morris Motorsport YMC
R1
YMC
R2
ADE
R3
ADE
R4
HAM
R5
HAM
R6
PER
R7
PER
R8
PER
R9
WIN
R10
WIN
R11
HDV
R12
HDV
R13
TOW
R14
TOW
R15
QLD
R16
QLD
R17
QLD
R18
PHI
Q
PHI
R19
BAT
R20
SUR
R21

22
SUR
R22

8
SYM
R23
SYM
R24
SAN
R25
SAN
R26
SYD
R27
SYD
R28
67th 129

† Withdrew due to licence problems

European Touring Car Championship[edit]

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

European Touring Car Championship results
Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Pts
2004 Peugeot Sport Engineering Peugeot 307 Gti MNZ
1
MNZ
2
VAL
1

11
VAL
2

Ret
MAG
1

19†
MAG
2

18†
HOC
1

10
HOC
2

12
BRN
1

15
BRN
2

Ret
DON
1

19
DON
2

Ret
SPA
1

17
SPA
2

18
IMO
1
IMO
2
OSC
1
OSC
2
DUB
1

12
DUB
2

DNS
NC 0

Bathurst 1000 results[edit]

Year Team Car Co-driver Position Laps
2003 Team Dynamik Holden Commodore VY France Nicolas Minassian 11th 158

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hot Seatwith Jan Magnussen". Reocities.com. Retrieved 2016-01-09. 
  2. ^ "Motorsport Information for April 1994". Teamdan.com. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Motorsport information for April 1994". Teamdan.com. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "June 1994 Motorsport Information". Teamdan.com. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "AUGUST 1994 Motorsport Information". Teamdan.com. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Too Much Too Young" (PDF). Motor Sport. May 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  7. ^ Mejia, Diego (21 June 2010). "Magnussen enjoys Sprint Cup debut". Autosport. Retrieved 30 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "Team Bauhaus fokuserer på Skandinavien | Racemag". Racemag.dk. 14 June 2010. Archived from the original on 15 July 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "Jan Magnussen". grand-am.com. Archived from the original on 1 December 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  10. ^ "Kevin Magnussen signed up by McLaren – GPUpdate.net". F1.gpupdate.net. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  11. ^ "Magnussen confirmed at Renault F1 team – MotorSport.com". MotorSport.com. Retrieved 3 February 2016. 
  12. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20140803191917/http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2014/8/16188.html. Archived from the original on 3 August 2014. Retrieved 2 August 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Marc Goossens
Formula Ford Festival
Winner

1992
Succeeded by
Russell Ingall
Preceded by
Kelvin Burt
British Formula Three Champion
1994
Succeeded by
Oliver Gavin
Preceded by
Jason Watt
Danish Touring Car Champion
2003
Succeeded by
Casper Elgaard
Preceded by
Michel Nykjaer
Danish Touring Car Champion
2008
Succeeded by
Michel Nykjær