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Michael Christensen

Porsche factory driver: Michael Christensen.

Compared to other drivers, Michael Christensen started comparatively late into karting. At ten-years-old, he began and quickly rose onto national and international levels. After spending eight years in carting, he took the plunge into formula motorsport and continued gathering experience there.


In 2011, Christensen started making a name of himself in GT sport. With success: 2012 he managed to fully switch to GT sport and join the Porsche Junior program. That finally gave Michael the chance to achieve something he had been hoping for: earn a living from motorsport alone.


Now, the Dane has finally fulfilled that goal. When he isn’t on the road, he spends time with his family. But he enjoys travelling around the world and participating in races. To do that successfully, he also thinks about his driving style: He describes himself as conservative driver who weighs risk and benefit carefully. For him, that’s the key to a successful endurance race.

Michael Christensen, Porsche 963 #7
The Porsche 963 #7, manned by Michael Christensen, Felipe Nasr and Matt Campbell.

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 and the endurance races of the IMSA.


World Endurance Championship (WEC)

  • 2015, GTE Pro-class: 3rd place of class ranking with 3 victories and 1 podium
  • 2017, GTE Pro-class: 2nd place on the Circuit of Americas, 3rd place in Fuji and on the Nürburgring
  • 2018 – 2019, GTE Pro-class: 1st place of class ranking with 2 victories and 4 podiums
  • 2019 – 2020, GTE Pro-class: 3rd place of class ranking with 2 victories and 4 podiums
  • 2021, GTE Pro-class: 5th place of class ranking, 2nd place in Le Mans and Bahrain, 3rd place in Portimão
  • 2022, GTE Pro-class: 2nd place of class ranking with 1 victory and 3 podiums


Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup

  • 2013: 1 victory and 3 podiums, Rookie of the Year


Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland

  • 2012: 1 victory and 2 podiums


Porsche Carrera Cup Australia

  • 2015: 3rd place of overall ranking
  • 2016: 1st place of overall ranking


IMSA Tudor United SportsCar Championship

  • 2014, GTLM-class: 6th place of class ranking with 1 victory and 4 podiums
  • 2015, GTLM-class: 1 podium
  • 2016, GTLM-class: 2 podiums


VLN Endurance Racing Championship Nürburgring

  • 2015: 2 class victories
  • 2021: 2 victories
  • 2022: 1 victory


More results

  • FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy
    2012: Award winner
  • Danish Motorsport Driver of the Year
  • GP3 Series
    2011: 11th place of driver’s ranking with 2 podiums
  • North American Endurance Cup Driver’s Championship
    2014, GTLM-class: 1st place of overall ranking
  • Rolex 24 in Daytona
    2017, GTD-class: 1st place of class ranking
  • 10 Hours of Petit Le Mans
    2017, GTD-class: 2nd place of class ranking
    2021, GTLM-class: 2nd place of class ranking
  • Total 24 Hours of Spa
    2019, Pro-class: 1st place of class ranking
  • ADAC Total 24h-Race Nürburgring
    2021, GT3: 1st place of class ranking