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Porsche factory driver: Michael Christensen

Compared to other drivers, Michael Christensen started karting relative late. He started at the age of ten and quickly rose to national and international levels. After eight years in karting, he took the plunge into Formula motorsport and continued gaining experience there.

 

In 2011, Christensen began to make a name for himself in GT racing. With success: In 2012, he made the switch to full-time GT racing and joined the Porsche Junior program. This finally gave Michael the chance to achieve what he had always hoped for: to earn a living solely from motorsport.

 

Now, the Dane has finally achieved this goal. When he's not on the road, Michael spends time with his family. But he also enjoys traveling around the world and competing in races. To do this successfully, he puts a lot of thought into his driving style: He describes himself as a conservative driver who carefully balances risk and reward. For him, this is the key to successful endurance racing.

Michael Christensen's factory vehicle: the Porsche 963 #5.

It’s an honor being in the fight for winning the world championship and overall victory in Le Mans.

Michael ChristensenPorsche factory driver

With his experience in the GT vehicle class of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) and as Porsche factory driver, the Dane has excellent chances for the upcoming WEC season.

 
World Endurance Championship (WEC)

- 2024, Hypercar class

- 2023, Hypercar class: 3rd place

- 2023, Hypercar class: 7th spot in the class championship

- 2022, GTE Pro class: 2nd spot in the class championship with two 3rd, one 2nd and one 1st position

- 2021, GTE Pro class: 5th spot in the class championship with one 3rd and two 2nd positions

- 2019 – 2020, GTE Pro class: 3rd spot in the class championship with four 2nd and two 1st positions

- 2018 – 2019, GTE Pro class: 1st spot in the class championship with three 3rd, one 2nd and one 1st position

- 2017, GTE Pro class: 11th spot in the drivers' championship with two 3rd and one 2nd position

- 2016, GTE Pro class: 8th spot in the class championship

- 2015, GTE Pro class: 3rd spot in the class championship with one 2nd and three 1st positions

 

VLN Endurance Racing Championship Nürburgring

- 2022, Pro class: 1st spot in the overall championship of the ADAC Westfalenfahrt

- 2021, Pro class: 1st spot in the DMV 4-hour Race and the ADAC Ruhr-Pokal 6 Hours

- 2019, Pro class: 4th spot in the ADAC ACAS H&R Cup

- 2017, Pro class: 1st spot in the ADAC Reinoldus Endurance Race

 

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

- 2024, GTD Pro class: 2nd in the 24 Hours of Daytona

- 2023, GTP class: 5th spot in Sebring and 7th spot in Daytona

- 2021, GTLM class: 2nd spot in Petit Le Mans

- 2017, GTD class: 1st spot in Daytona and 2nd spot in Petit Le Mans

- 2016, GTLM class: Two 3rd spots in Daytona and Sebring

- 2015, GTLM class: 3rd spot in Laguna Seca

- 2014, GTLM class: 6th spot in the drivers' championship with two 3rd, one 2nd and one 1st position

 

Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup

- 2013: 6th spot in the drivers' championship with two 3rd and one 1st position

 

Porsche Carrera Cup Germany

- 2013: 2nd spot in the second run on the Nürburgring

- 2012: 7th spot in the drivers' championship with one 3rd and one 1st position

 

More results

- ADAC Total 24h Race Nürburgring

2021, GT3 class: 1st spot in the class championship

 

- Total 24 Hours of Spa

2019, Pro class: 1st spot in the class championship

 

- North American Endurance Cup

2014, GTLM class: 1st spot in the drivers' championship

 

- GP3 Series

2011: 11th spot in the drivers' championship with two podium finishes

 

- FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy Award Winner 2012

 

- Danish Motorsport Driver of the Year 2009

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