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Jan "Big Mag" Magnussen (born 4 July 1973 in Roskildemarker) is a race car driver from Denmarkmarker and a GM factory driver.

Career history

Lower series racing

Magnussen had a dominating 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 Parkmarker, also taking pole for the race. He also won at Brands Hatchmarker, twice at Silverstonemarker, and at Thruxtonmarker. He won six of the first eight races. He then won again at Donington Park, and both season-ending rounds at Silverstone.

Major series racing

His F1 debut was a one-off for McLaren, but he returned to the series full-time in 1997 and part of 1998.

He has qualified for 25 Formula One grands prix, debuting on 22 October 1995 in the Pacific Grand Prix in Aida, sitting in for the unwell Mika Häkkinen. He has actually only raced in 24 GPs, because his car was damaged in an accident during the start of the 1997 Brazilian GP causing Magnussen to retire before the restart.

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 Stewart-Ford team, owned in part by his old F3 boss Paul Stewart. Team founder Jackie Stewart once described him as the best prospect since Ayrton Senna, so his failure to succeed was embarrassing for the team. He scored a total of one championship point (in his last race in F1, the 1998 Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal). He was replaced by Jos Verstappen for the rest of the 1998 season.

In 1998 he participated in 7 CART races and one ALMS race. In 1999 and 2000 he raced in ALMS 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.

Magnussen has participated in various classes in the 24 hours of Le Mansmarker 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 team mates 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

Magnussen is still an active driver, now in the Danish Touring Car Championship (DTC) and in a Chevrolet Corvette C6.R in the American Le Mans Series with Johnny O'Connell as team mate – and of course in the 24 hours of Le Mans. In the Danish Touring Car series he drives a BMW 320si E90 for Team Den Blå Avis Fleggaard Racing. He has won the DTC on two occasions in 2003 and 2008.

Family

Magnussen's son, Kevin Magnussen is also a racing driver, who is currently driving in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 series.

Complete Formula One results

(key)
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 McLarenmarker Mercedes McLarenmarker MP4/10B Mercedes V10 BRA ARG SMR ESP MON CAN FRA GBRmarker GER HUN BEL ITA POR EUR PAC

10
JPNmarker AUS NC 0
1997 HSBC Malaysia Stewart Ford Stewart SF01 Ford VJ Zetec-R 3.0 V10 AUS

Ret
BRA

Ret
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
ESPmarker

12
MON

Ret
CAN

6
FRA GBR AUT GER HUN BEL ITA LUX JPN 17th 1


References

  1. Motorsport Information for April 1994
  2. Motorsport information for April 1994
  3. June 1994 Motorsport Information
  4. AUGUST 1994 Motorsport Information


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