Michael Christensen

Works drivers

The defining moment in his racing career happened in the autumn of 2011 – and a dream came true for Michael Christensen. The Dane pitted himself against many other talented young hopefuls from around the world at a gruelling selection process and was accepted into the youth development programme of Porsche AG as a Porsche Junior. As an enthusiastic hobby footballer, he is accustomed to taking a pass and turning it into a goal, and that is exactly what he did in the 2012 Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland: With consistently good performances and a win at Hockenheim, the “FIA Institute Academy Driver of the Year” grabbed his chance and was promoted into the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. In 2013 he promptly won the rookie classification and the race on the Nürburgring. This earned him a contract as a Porsche works driver. “I want to repay Porsche for their trust in me by achieving great results,” he said – and promptly put his words into action with a win at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 2014. As a Porsche works driver, the composed Dane is currently one of the fastest and most consistent GT pilots in the world.

Personal info

Date of Birth: 28 August 1990
Place of Birth: Greve (DK)
Residence: Vienna (A)
Marital Status: Single
Height/Weight: 1.81 m/75 kg
Hobbies: Football, fitness, Play Station
Internet: www.michaelkchristensen.com
Twitter: @ChristensenMK

Michael Christensen contests the Sports Car World Endurance Championship WEC (GTE-Pro class), including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, in the Porsche 911 RSR fielded by the Porsche GT Team.

 

Career

Career

2017

Porsche works driver
1st Daytona 24 Hours (GTD)

2016

Porsche works driver
World Endurance Championship WEC (GTE-Pro)
3rd Daytona 24 Hours (GTLM)
3rd Sebring 12 Hours (GTLM)

2015

Porsche works driver
3rd FIA World Endurance Cup for GT Drivers in the WEC
1st World Endurance Championship (WEC) Nürburgring (GTE-Pro)
1st WEC Austin (GTE-Pro)
2nd WEC Silverstone (GTE-Pro)
3rd Tudor United SportsCar Championship (TUSC) Laguna Seca (GTLM)

2014

Porsche works driver
1st Sebring 12 Hours (GTLM)
Winner North American Endurance Championship (GTLM)
6th Tudor United SportsCar Championship
2nd TUSC Petit Le Mans (GTLM)
3rd TUSC Indianapolis (GTLM)
3rd TUSC Austin (GTLM)

2013

Porsche Junior
Winner rookie classification Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup (PMSC)
6th PMSC overall
1st PMSC Nürburgring
3rd PMSC Silverstone
3rd PMSC Spa

2012

Porsche Junior
FIA Institute Academy Driver of the Year
1st Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland Hockenheim (PCCD) Hockenheim
3rd PCCD Lausitzring

2011

11th GP3 Series, 2 podiums
2nd in Istanbul and Budapest (GP3 Series)
ADAC GT Masters

2010 GP3 Series
2009

4th Formula BMW Europe, 7 wins
Danish “Sportsman of the Year in Motorsports”

2008

Winner Formula BMW Europe Rookies Cup
6th Formula BMW Europe, 5 podiums
2nd Formula BMW in Macau

2007

German Kart Champion KFI
Danish Kart Champion KFI
3rd European Kart Championship

2006

2nd Kart World Championship Formula A
German Kart Champion Formula A
1st Kart Grand Prix Macau

2005

European Kart Champion ICAJ
Scandinavian Kart Champion ICAJ
Danish Kart Champion ICAJ