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Wallace in 2015
|Born||19 February 1961|
|24 Hours of Le Mans career|
|Years||1988 - 1993, 1995 - 2008, 2010|
|Teams|| Silk Cut Jaguar |
Toyota Team Tom's
Harrods Mach One Racing
David Price Racing
Audi Sport UK
Racing for Holland
|Best finish||1st (1988)|
|Class wins||4 (1988, 2001, 2002, 2006)|
Andy Wallace (born 19 February 1961, in Oxford, England) is a professional racing car driver from the United Kingdom, who has been racing since 1979. In 1976, Wallace attended the Jim Russell Racing Drivers' School. He is the current official Bugatti test driver. He has raced prototype sports cars since 1988, winning over 25 International Sports car races including:
Wallace was also the driver for the then record-setting speed of 386.4 km/h (240.1 mph) in a McLaren F1, which for over 11 years was the world record for the fastest production car. According to the Autosport's Le Mans supplement, he liked the place so much that he became resident there.
Wallace drove for Dyson Racing in the American Le Mans Series through the 2007 racing season.
For 2008 he is planning a partial schedule with Richard Childress Racing in the Rolex Sports Car Series.
In January 2008 Wallace drove for Alex Job Racing in the #23 Porsche-powered Daytona Prototype backed by Ruby Tuesday in the 24 Hours of Daytona, finishing in 36th place with engine problems.
On 2 August 2019, Wallace set a world's first speed of 300 mph in a hypercar. It was revealed by Top Gear on 2 September in a Youtube video, showing a certified speed of 490.48 km/h (304.77 mph) in a modified Bugatti Chiron and happened on the Ehra-Lessien test track owned by VW.
|1995||McLaren F1 GTR||GT1||296||3rd||2nd|
|1996||McLaren F1 GTR||GT1||328||6th||5th|
|1997||Panoz Esperante GTR-1||GT1||236||DNF||DNF|
|1998||Panoz Esperante GTR-1||GT1||335||7th||7th|
|2000||Cadillac Northstar LMP||LMP900||291||21st||11th|
|2001||Bentley EXP Speed 8||LMGTP||306||3rd||1st|
|2002||Bentley EXP Speed 8||LMGTP||362||4th||1st|
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|Awards and achievements|
| Autosport |
National Racing Driver of the Year
| British Formula Three Champion |
| Macau Grand Prix |
| Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans |
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