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Jan Magnussen

Jan Magnussen, British F3 event, Silverstone, England, 2nd October 1994. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Jan Magnussen, British F3 event, Silverstone, England, 2nd October 1994. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Jan Magnussen, NASCAR event, Sonoma, California, 20th June 2010. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Jan Magnussen, NASCAR event, Sonoma, California, 20th June 2010. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

04 Jul 1973
Roskilde

Nationality:

Denmark

Grands Prix:

25 (1995-1998)

Mainly in the Danish (and now Swedish) Touring Car Championship and the US based IMSA Sportscar Series, but also frequently appears at the big endurance events, including Le Mans and Daytona. Also raced in NASCAR in 2010. Son Kevin also races, and spent a while with McLaren in Formula 1, the same team Jan drove for. Jan supports him as much as possible. Jan's own potential was astonishing but a lack of dedication, fitness and organisation led to his Formula 1 career petering out by the time he was twenty-five. In 2019, Magnussen set up his own team with fellow Dane Ronnie Bremer but whilst Jan is still driving, his role is more as a consultant and coach.

Biography last updated 7 Apr 2019