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, 1984 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]

Racing record[edit]

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1985 Germany Porsche Kremer Racing South Africa George Fouché
South Africa Sarel van der Merwe
Porsche 956B C1 361 5th 5th

Complete International Formula 3000 results[edit]

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

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pos. Pts
1985 Lola Motorsport Lola T950 Cosworth SIL
9
10th 8
Corbari Italia THR
10
EST
Ret
VAL
Ret
Onyx March 85B PAU
Ret
SPA
Ret
DIJ
12
PER
5
ÖST
10
ZAN
Ret
DON
2
1986 Arno International March 85B Cosworth SIL
15
VAL
Ret
PAU
DNS
SPA IMO MUG NC 0
Ralt RT20 PER
DNQ
ÖST
Ret
BIR
DNQ
BUG JAR
DNQ
1987 Racetech 3000 March 87B Cosworth SIL VAL SPA PAU
9
DON
DNQ
PER
13
BRH
DNQ
NC 0
Ralt RT20 BIR
Ret
IMO
DNQ
BUG JAR
1988 Team Ralt Ralt RT22 Judd JER VAL PAU SIL MNZ PER
8
BRH
Ret
BIR
Ret
BUG ZOL DIJ NC 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Profile at Driver Database". driverdb.com. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  2. ^ a b "SpeedSport-Magazine.com 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 OldRacingCars.com". Allen Brown. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Results at Racing-Reference". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  6. ^ autosport.com: "Race of my life", February 20, 2014, p.86
  7. ^ "Skyrace World Cup". Planetaire. Retrieved 26 August 2014.

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