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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 Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART), NASCAR, the FIA Formula One World Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Jan Magnussen
Jan Magnussen cropped.jpg
Magnussen, January 2009
NationalityDenmark Danish
BornJan Ellegaard Magnussen
(1973-07-04) 4 July 1973 (age 46)
Roskilde, Denmark
Formula One World Championship career
Active years1995, 19971998
TeamsMcLaren, Stewart
Entries25 (24 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points1
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1995 Pacific Grand Prix
Last entry1998 Canadian Grand Prix
NASCAR Cup Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish63rd (2010)
First race2010 Toyota/Save Mart 350 (Infineon Raceway)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years1999
Starts as of 2018: 20 races
TeamsPanoz, Audi Sport Japan Team Goh, Corvette Racing
Best finish4th (2003), (2006)
Class wins4 (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 finish24th – 1996, 1999
First race1996 Miller 200 (Mid-Ohio)
Last race1999 Honda Indy 300 (Surfers Paradise)
Wins Podiums Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of 5 June 2012.

Career historyEdit

Lower series racingEdit

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 racingEdit

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 dayEdit

Magnussen is still an active driver, now in the Danish Touring Car Championship (DTC) and in a Chevrolet Corvette C7.R in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with Antonio Garcia as teammate – and in the 24 hours of Le Mans. In the Danish Touring Car series he drives a Chevrolet Lacetti for Perfection Racing. He won the DTC 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 was announced 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]

On 7 November 2019, Magnussen was confirmed to drive in the inaugural TCR Denmark Series for LM Racing in a VW Golf GTI TCR.[10]

FamilyEdit

Magnussen's eldest son Kevin is also a racing driver, having raced in Formula 1 for McLaren,[11] Renault and Haas F1.[12] Kevin mentioned that his father was his first hero when he was a child.[13]

Motorsports career resultsEdit

Formula OneEdit

(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 MeisterschaftEdit

(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 ChampionshipEdit

(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 resultsEdit

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

CARTEdit

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 MansEdit

24 Hours of Le Mans results
Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1999   Panoz Motorsports   Johnny O'Connell
  Max Angelelli
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S-Ford LMP 323 11th 9th
2000   Panoz Motorsports   David Brabham
  Mario Andretti
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S-Élan LMP900 315 15th 8th
2001   Panoz Motorsports   David Brabham
  Franck Lagorce
Panoz LMP07-Élan LMP900 85 DNF DNF
2002   Panoz Motor Sports   David Brabham
  Bryan Herta
Panoz LMP01 Evo-Élan LMP900 90 DNF DNF
2003   Audi Sport Japan Team Goh   Seiji Ara
  Marco Werner
Audi R8 LMP900 370 4th 2nd
2004   Corvette Racing   Oliver Gavin
  Olivier Beretta
Chevrolet Corvette C5-R GTS 345 6th 1st
2005   Corvette Racing   Oliver Gavin
  Olivier Beretta
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1 349 5th 1st
2006   Corvette Racing   Oliver Gavin
  Olivier Beretta
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1 355 4th 1st
2007   Corvette Racing   Johnny O'Connell
  Ron Fellows
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1 342 6th 2nd
2008   Corvette Racing   Johnny O'Connell
  Ron Fellows
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1 344 14th 2nd
2009   Corvette Racing   Johnny O'Connell
  Antonio García
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1 342 15th 1st
2010   Corvette Racing   Johnny O'Connell
  Antonio García
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT2 225 DNF DNF
2011   Corvette Racing   Oliver Gavin
  Richard Westbrook
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GTE
Pro
211 DNF DNF
2012   Corvette Racing   Antonio García
  Jordan Taylor
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GTE
Pro
326 23rd 5th
2013   Corvette Racing   Antonio García
  Jordan Taylor
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GTE
Pro
312 19th 4th
2014   Corvette Racing   Antonio García
  Jordan Taylor
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R GTE
Pro
338 14th 2nd
2015   Corvette Racing   Antonio García
  Ryan Briscoe
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R GTE
Pro
0 DNS DNS
2016   Corvette Racing - GM   Antonio García
  Ricky Taylor
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R GTE
Pro
336 25th 7th
2017   Corvette Racing - GM   Antonio García
  Jordan Taylor
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R GTE
Pro
340 19th 3rd
2018   Corvette Racing - GM   Antonio García
  Mike Rockenfeller
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R GTE
Pro
342 18th 4th
2019   Corvette Racing   Antonio García
  Mike Rockenfeller
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R GTE
Pro
337 28th 8th

24 Hours of DaytonaEdit

(key)

24 Hours of Daytona results
Year Class Team Car Co-drivers Laps Position Class Pos.
2005 DP   Doran Racing Pontiac-Doran   Bobby Labonte
  Bryan Herta
  Terry Labonte
675 9 DNF 9 DNF
2006 GT   The Racer's Group Pontiac GTO.R   Paul Edwards
  Kelly Collins
  Andy Pilgrim
633 26 13
2007 DP   SunTrust Racing Pontiac Riley DP   Wayne Taylor
  Max Angelelli
  Jeff Gordon
666 3 3
2008 GT   Banner Racing Pontiac GXP.R   Paul Edwards
  Kelly Collins
647 17 7
2009 GT   Banner Racing Pontiac GXP.R   Paul Edwards
  Kelly Collins
689 12 4
2010 GT   Stevenson Motorsports Chevy Camaro GT.R   Robin Liddell
  Andrew Davis
683 11 4
2011 GT   Stevenson Motorsports Chevy Camaro GT.R   Robin Liddell
  Ronnie Bremer
629 26 12
2012 DP   Spirit of Daytona Racing Corvette DP   Antonio García
  Oliver Gavin
  Richard Westbrook
629 8 8
2013 GT   Stevenson Motorsports Chevy Camaro GT.R   John Edwards
  Robin Liddell
  Tommy Milner
595 36 DNF 23 DNF
2014 GTLM   Corvette Racing Chevy Corvette C7.R   Antonio García
  Ryan Briscoe
329 60 DNF 10 DNF
2015 GTLM   Corvette Racing Chevy Corvette C7.R   Antonio García
  Ryan Briscoe
725 4 1
2016 GTLM   Corvette Racing Chevy Corvette C7.R  Antonio García
 Mike Rockenfeller
722 8 2
2017 GTLM   Corvette Racing Chevy Corvette C7.R  Antonio García
 Mike Rockenfeller
652 8 4
2018 GTLM   Corvette Racing Chevy Corvette C7.R  Antonio García
 Mike Rockenfeller
781 13 3
2019 GTLM   Corvette Racing Chevy Corvette C7.R  Antonio García
 Mike Rockenfeller
563 16 6

Supercars ChampionshipEdit

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 ChampionshipEdit

(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 resultsEdit

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

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship resultsEdit

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

Year Team Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pos. Points
2014 Corvette Racing GTLM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Chevrolet 5.5L V8 DAY
10
SEB
8
LBH
1
LGA
1
WGL
1
MOS
1
IMS
4
ROA
6
VIR
7†
COA
9
PET
8
9th 293
2015 Corvette Racing GTLM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Chevrolet 5.5L V8 DAY
1
SEB
1
LBH
3
LGA
7
WGL
4
MOS
3
ROA
4
VIR
6
COA
6
PET
6
3rd 295
2016 Corvette Racing GTLM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Chevrolet 5.5 L V8 DAY
2
SEB
9
LBH
9
LGA
4
WGL
7
MOS
3
LRP
2
ROA
6
VIR
1
COA
3
PET
4
3rd 319
2017 Corvette Racing GTLM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Chevrolet 5.5 L V8 DAY
4
SEB
1
LBH
5
COA
1
WGL
3
MOS
4
LRP
4
ROA
4
VIR
1
LGA
4
PET
2
1st 334
2018 Corvette Racing GTLM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Chevrolet LT5.5 5.5 L V8 DAY
3
SEB
8
LBH
4
MDO
3
WGL
2
MOS
2
LRP
2
ROA
3
VIR
2
LGA
3
PET
8
1st 322
2019 Corvette Racing GTLM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Chevrolet LT5.5 5.5 L V8 DAY
6
SEB
3
LBH
2
MDO
2
WGL
2
MOS
7
LIM
5
ELK
4
VIR
3
LGA
3
PET
4
3rd 317

Magnussen did not complete sufficient laps in order to score full points.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hot Seatwith Jan Magnussen". Reocities.com. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  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. ^ "Jan Magnussen confirmed for inaugural TCR Denmark season". TouringCarTimes.com. 7 November 2019.
  11. ^ "Kevin Magnussen signed up by McLaren – GPUpdate.net". F1.gpupdate.net. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  12. ^ "Magnussen confirmed at Renault F1 team – MotorSport.com". MotorSport.com. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  13. ^ "Latest News". Archived from the original on 3 August 2014. Retrieved 2 August 2014.

External linksEdit

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 Championship
Champion

2003
Succeeded by
Casper Elgaard
Preceded by
Michel Nykjaer
Danish Touring Car Championship
Champion

2008
Succeeded by
Michel Nykjær
Preceded by
Michael Christensen
Patrick Long
North American Endurance Cup
GTLM Champion

2015
With: Antonio García
Succeeded by
Oliver Gavin
Tommy Milner
Preceded by
Oliver Gavin
Tommy Milner
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
GTLM Champion

2017-2018
With: Antonio García
Succeeded by
Earl Bamber
Laurens Vanthoor