Andy Wallace (racing driver)

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Andy Wallace
Jaguar XJ - Night and Day with Andy Wallace (23119134049).jpg
Wallace in 2015
Nationality Flag of the United Kingdom.svg British
Born (1961-02-19) 19 February 1961 (age 59)
Oxford, England
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
Panoz Motorsports
Audi Sport UK
Team Cadillac
Team Bentley
Racing for Holland
Zytek Engineering
Creation Autosportif
RML
Best finish1st (1988)
Class wins4 (1988, 2001, 2002, 2006)
Andy Wallace - Team Jagermeister-Schubel - Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI 93, Donington DTM 1994 Andy Wallace - Team Jagermeister-Schubel - Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI 93 (39780015133).jpg
Andy Wallace - Team Jagermeister-Schubel - Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI 93, Donington DTM 1994

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.

24 Hours of Le Mans results

YearTeamCo-DriversCarClassLapsPos.Class
Pos.
1988 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Silk Cut Jaguar
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tom Walkinshaw Racing
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jan Lammers
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Johnny Dumfries
Jaguar XJR-9LMC13941st1st
1989 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Silk Cut Jaguar
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tom Walkinshaw Racing
Flag of Denmark.svg John Nielsen
Flag of the United States.svg Price Cobb
Jaguar XJR-9LMC1215DNFDNF
1990 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Silk Cut Jaguar
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tom Walkinshaw Racing
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jan Lammers
Flag of Austria.svg Franz Konrad
Jaguar XJR-12 C13552nd2nd
1991 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Silk Cut Jaguar
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tom Walkinshaw Racing
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Derek Warwick
Flag of Denmark.svg John Nielsen
Jaguar XJR-12 C23564th4th
1992 Flag of Japan.svg Toyota Team Tom's Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jan Lammers
Flag of Italy.svg Teo Fabi
Toyota TS010 C13318th5th
1993 Flag of Japan.svg Toyota Team Tom's Flag of France.svg Pierre-Henri Raphanel
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Kenny Acheson
Toyota TS010 C1212DNFDNF
1995 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Harrods Mach One Racing
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg David Price Racing
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Derek Bell
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Justin Bell
McLaren F1 GTR GT12963rd2nd
1996 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Harrods Mach One Racing
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg David Price Racing
Flag of France.svg Olivier Grouillard
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Derek Bell
McLaren F1 GTR GT13286th5th
1997 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg David Price Racing Flag of the United Kingdom.svg James Weaver
Flag of the United States.svg Butch Leitzinger
Panoz Esperante GTR-1 GT1236DNFDNF
1998 Flag of the United States.svg Panoz Motorsports Flag of Australia (converted).svg David Brabham
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jamie Davies
Panoz Esperante GTR-1 GT13357th7th
1999 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Audi Sport UK Ltd. Flag of the United Kingdom.svg James Weaver
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Perry McCarthy
Audi R8C LMGTP198DNFDNF
2000 Flag of the United States.svg Team Cadillac Flag of France.svg Franck Lagorce
Flag of the United States.svg Butch Leitzinger
Cadillac Northstar LMP LMP90029121st11th
2001 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Team Bentley Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Eric van de Poele
Flag of the United States.svg Butch Leitzinger
Bentley EXP Speed 8 LMGTP3063rd1st
2002 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Team Bentley Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Eric van de Poele
Flag of the United States.svg Butch Leitzinger
Bentley EXP Speed 8 LMGTP3624th1st
2003 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Racing for Holland Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jan Lammers
Flag of the Netherlands.svg John Bosch
Dome S101-Judd LMP9003606th4th
2004 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Zytek Engineering Flag of Australia (converted).svg David Brabham
Flag of Japan.svg Hayanari Shimoda
Zytek 04S LMP1167DNFDNF
2005 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Creation Autosportif Flag of France.svg Nicolas Minassian
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jamie Campbell-Walter
DBA 03S-Judd LMP132214th7th
2006 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ray Mallock Ltd. Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mike Newton
Flag of Brazil.svg Thomas Erdos
MG-Lola EX264-AER LMP23438th1st
2007 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ray Mallock Ltd. Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mike Newton
Flag of Brazil.svg Thomas Erdos
MG-Lola EX264-AER LMP2251DNFDNF
2008 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ray Mallock Ltd. Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mike Newton
Flag of Brazil.svg Thomas Erdos
MG-Lola EX265-AER LMP2100DNFDNF
2010 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg RML Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mike Newton
Flag of Brazil.svg Thomas Erdos
Lola B08/80-HPD LMP23588th3rd
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Andy Rouse
Autosport
National Racing Driver of the Year

1986
Succeeded by
Johnny Herbert
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Maurício Gugelmin
British Formula Three Champion
1986
Succeeded by
Johnny Herbert
Preceded by
Maurício Gugelmin
Macau Grand Prix
Winner

1986
Succeeded by
Martin Donnelly
Preceded by
Derek Bell
Hans-Joachim Stuck
Al Holbert
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1988 with:
Jan Lammers
Johnny Dumfries
Succeeded by
Jochen Mass
Manuel Reuter
Stanley Dickens

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