Audi Sport ace Tom Kristensen was inducted in to the highly-respected British Motorsport magazine’s „Hall of Fame” on February 25.
“Mr Le Mans”, who has scored six of his record eight Le Mans 24 Hour race victories driving an Audi sportscar, received the award at the Covent Garden’s historic Royal Opera House in London.
“The Great Dane”, victorious for Audi at Le Sarthe in 2000-‘02/2004-‘05 (all Audi R8) and 2008 (Audi R10 TDI), was presented with his award by long-time co-drivers Allan McNish (Scotland) and Dindo Capello (Italy), the latter having now retired from sports-prototype racing.
In addition to Kristensen, McNish and Capello, Oliver Jarvis (Cambridge), was also present at the annual event that has quickly become established on motor racing’s social calendar.
“It’s a great honour for me to receive this prestigious award from a magazine that is known around the world. Sportscar endurance racing is a ‘team’ sport and I have been very fortunate to drive for the very best teams and to share a car with fantastic co-drivers and so in this respect, this award is for them just as much as me,” Kristensen said.
The eight founding members of the Motorsport Hall of Fame are Tazio Nuvolari, Enzo Ferrari, Juan Manuel Fangio, Stirling Moss, Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart, Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher.