John Nielsen (racing driver)

John Nielsen (born 7 February 1956) is a Danish former racing driver. He won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1990.[1]

Nielsen was born in Varde. Prior to his win at Le Mans, he won the Macau Grand Prix in 1984. He was also a 3-time champion of the European Formula Super Vee Championship from 1979 to 1981. He is now a Formula 1 commentator for TV3+ in Denmark, but also works in public.

24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
1986   Kouros Racing Team   Mike Thackwell Sauber C8-Mercedes C1 61 DNF DNF
1987   Silk Cut Jaguar
  Tom Walkinshaw Racing
  Martin Brundle Jaguar XJR-8LM C1 231 DNF DNF
1988   Silk Cut Jaguar
  Tom Walkinshaw Racing
  Martin Brundle Jaguar XJR-9LM C1 306 DNF DNF
1989   Silk Cut Jaguar
  Tom Walkinshaw Racing
  Andy Wallace
  Price Cobb
Jaguar XJR-9LM C1 215 DNF DNF
1990   Silk Cut Jaguar
  Tom Walkinshaw Racing
  Price Cobb
  Martin Brundle
Jaguar XJR-12 C1 359 1st 1st
1991   Silk Cut Jaguar
  Tom Walkinshaw Racing
  Derek Warwick
  Andy Wallace
Jaguar XJR-12 C2 356 4th 4th
1992   Porsche Kremer Racing   Manuel Reuter
  Giovanni Lavaggi
Porsche 962CK6 C3 334 7th 2nd
1993   TWR Jaguar Racing   David Brabham
  David Coulthard
Jaguar XJ220 GT 306 DSQ DSQ
1994   Seikel Motorsport   Thomas Bscher
  Lindsay Owen-Jones
Porsche 968 Turbo RS GT2 84 DNF DNF
1995   West Competition
  David Price Racing
  Jochen Mass
  Thomas Bscher
McLaren F1 GTR GT1 131 DNF DNF
1996   West Competition
  David Price Racing
  Thomas Bscher
  Peter Kox
McLaren F1 GTR GT1 338 4th 3rd
1998   Nissan Motorsports
  Michael Krumm
  Franck Lagorce
Nissan R390 GT1 GT1 342 5th 5th
2000   Team Den Blå Avis   Mauro Baldi
  Klaus Graf
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S-Élan LMP900 205 NC NC
2001   Team Den Blå Avis
  Team Goh
  Hiroki Katoh
  Casper Elgaard
Dome S101-Judd LMP900 66 DNF DNF
2003   RN Motorsport   Hayanari Shimoda
  Casper Elgaard
DBA4 03S-Zytek LMP675 288 22nd 2nd
2004   Lister Racing   Casper Elgaard
  Jens Møller
Lister Storm LMP-Chevrolet LMP1 279 24th 9th
2006   Zytek Engineering
  Team Essex Invest
  Casper Elgaard
  Philip Andersen
Zytek 06S LMP1 269 NC NC
2008   Team Essex   Casper Elgaard
  Sascha Maassen
Porsche RS Spyder Evo LMP2 347 12th 2nd

Complete JGTC resultsEdit

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

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 DC Pts
1996 Team Lark McLaren McLaren F1 GTR GT500 SUZ
1st 63


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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Frank Jelinski
German Formula Three champion
Succeeded by
Franz Konrad
Preceded by
Ayrton Senna
Macau Grand Prix

Succeeded by
Maurício Gugelmin
Preceded by
Jochen Mass
Manuel Reuter
Stanley Dickens
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1990 with:
Price Cobb
Martin Brundle
Succeeded by
Volker Weidler
Johnny Herbert
Bertrand Gachot
Preceded by
BPR Global GT Series

1995 with:
Thomas Bscher
Succeeded by
Ray Bellm
James Weaver
Preceded by
Masahiko Kageyama
All-Japan Grand Touring Car Champion
1996 with:
David Brabham
Succeeded by
Pedro de la Rosa
Michael Krumm