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Andy Wallace (racing driver)

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

Andy Wallace
Jaguar XJ - Night and Day with Andy Wallace (23119134049).jpg
Wallace in 2015
NationalityUnited Kingdom British
Born (1961-02-19) February 19, 1961 (age 58)
Oxford, England
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years1988 - 1993, 1995 - 2008, 2010
TeamsSilk 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 finish1st (1988)
Class wins4 (1988, 2001, 2002, 2006)
Andy Wallace - Team Jagermeister-Schubel - Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI 93, Donington DTM 1994

Wallace was also the driver for the then record-setting speed of 386.4 km/h (240.1 mph) in a McLaren F1, which for over 11 years 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.

On August 2, 2019, Wallace set a world's first speed of 300 mph in a hypercar. It was revealed by Top Gear on September 2 in a Youtube video, showing a certified speed of 490.48 km/h (304.77 mph) in a modified Bugatti Chiron and happened on the Ehra-Lessien test track owned by VW.

24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

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