Timmy Hansen

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Timmy Hansen
Timmy Hansen World RX of Portugal 2018.jpg
Timmy Hansen in April 2018
Nationality Flag of Sweden.svg Swedish
Born (1992-05-21) 21 May 1992 (age 29)
Lidköping, Sweden
Related to Kenneth Hansen (father)
Kevin Hansen (brother)
FIA World Rallycross Championship career
Debut season 2014
Current team Team Peugeot Total
Car number21
Former teams Team Peugeot-Hansen
Starts72
Wins10
Podiums32
Best finish1st in 2019
Finished last season3rd
FIA ERX Supercar Championship
Years active 2012-2013
Former teams Citroën Hansen Motorsport
Starts10
Wins1
Podiums4
Best finish3rd in 2013
Medal record
Nitro World Games
Representing Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2018 Erda Nitro Rallycross

Kenneth Timmy Hansen (born 21 May 1992) is a rallycross driver from Sweden. He won the 2019 FIA World Rallycross Championship [1] in the FIA World Rallycross Championship, driving for Team Peugeot-Hansen. [2] His father is the 14-times European Rallycross Champion Kenneth Hansen, his mother the 1994 ERA European Cup (Group N up to 1400cc) winner Susann Hansen (née Bergvall), and his brother rallycross driver Kevin Hansen.

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Hansen in action during the 2014 World RX of Great Britain. Timmy Hansen Peugeot 208 T16 Lydden Hill 2014 001.jpg
Hansen in action during the 2014 World RX of Great Britain.

Career start

Hansen has won the Swedish Karting Championship in 2008 and has won races in Formula BMW, Formula Renault 2.0 Alps and the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0. In April 2011 he drove his first ever rallycross event at Dreux in France with a by MTechnologies lent Citroën Xsara Supercar of Marc Laboulle, that was previously used by Davy Jeanney to claim the French 2010 championship title. In 2012 his father offered him a one-off drive in the FIA European Rallycross Championship, the Finnish ERX round at Kouvola saw him driving the 2012 X Games winning car of Sébastien Loeb to an impressive 5th place overall. After he gave up single seater racing Hansen junior started his rallycross career by taking part in the entire 2013 Euro RX series, after nine rounds finishing in 3rd place overall.

World RX

For 2014 Hansen was partnered by former European Rallycross Championship title winner Timur Timerzyanov at his father's team to enter the inaugural season of World RX.

Hansen took one win and a further three podium finishes in the 2014 FIA World Rallycross Championship season and would finish the year with 199 points and fourth place in the championship standings while Timerzyanov finished in seventh with one podium.

For the 2015 season it was announced [3] that he would be driving alongside Davy Jeanney for the Team Peugeot-Hansen team in their new Peugeot 208 WRX. Hansen took three wins on his way to second in the championship behind Petter Solberg.

For 2016 Hansen partners with 9-time WRC champion Sébastien Loeb at Hansen Motorsport. Jeanney moved to the team's second outfit Peugeot Hansen Academy, alongside Timmy's younger brother Kevin. He won a race and collected six podiums, which put him sixth in the overall standings.

Racing record

Complete FIA European Rallycross Championship results

(key)

Rallycross

YearEntrantCar12345678910ERXPoints
2012 Citroën Hansen Motorsport Citroën DS3 GBR
FRA
AUT
HUN
NOR
SWE
BEL
NED
FIN
5
GER
24th12
2013 Citroën Hansen Motorsport Citroën DS3 GBR
3
POR
11
HUN
1
FIN
3
NOR
9
SWE
3
FRA
8
AUT
10
GER
13
3rd145

Complete FIA World Rallycross Championship results

(key)

Rallycross

YearEntrantCar12345678910111213WRXPoints
2014 Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 T16 POR
8
GBR
11
NOR
6
FIN
9
SWE
11
BEL
2
CAN
7
FRA
3
GER
6
ITA
1
TUR
2
ARG
4
4th199
2015 Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 WRX POR
3
HOC
3
BEL
8
GBR
8
GER
3
SWE
2
CAN
7
NOR
1
FRA
1
BAR
3
TUR
1
ITA
7
ARG
6
2nd275
2016 Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 WRX POR
9
HOC
DSQ
BEL
7
GBR
3
NOR
2
SWE
3
CAN
1
FRA
8
BAR
2
LAT
3
GER
11
ARG
13
6th178
2017 Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 WRX BAR
5
POR
4†
HOC
3
BEL
2
GBR
6
NOR
5
SWE
4
CAN
6
FRA
6
LAT
9‡
GER
2
RSA
2
5th201
2018 Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 208 WRX BAR
7
POR
6
BEL
3
GBR
8
NOR
5
SWE
4
CAN
2
FRA
5
LAT
5‡
USA
6‡
GER
7
RSA
6
6th192
2019 Team Hansen MJP Peugeot 208 WRX UAE
12
BAR
1
BEL
4
GBR
1
NOR
6
SWE
6
CAN
13
FRA
1
LAT
1
RSA
4
1st211
2020 Team Hansen Peugeot 208 WRX SWE
6
SWE
11
FIN
3
FIN
5
LAT
3
LAT
4
BAR
1
BAR
2
3rd163

10 championship points deducted for use of an unregistered tyre in Q3. [4]
Fifteen championship points deducted for use of a fourth engine in the championship. [5]

Complete Extreme E results

(key)

YearTeamCar12345678910Pos.Points
2021 Andretti United Extreme E Spark ODYSSEY 21 DES
Q

4
DES
R

2
OCE
Q

8
OCE
R

9
ARC
Q
ARC
R
ISL
Q
ISL
R
TBC
Q
TBC
R
4th*37*

* Season still in progress.

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References

  1. https://www.fiaworldrallycross.com/article/10510/timmy-hansen-clinches-world-title
  2. http://www.rallycrossrx.com/driver/1/hansen
  3. Pettit, Vince (9 April 2015). "Team Peugeot-Hansen Announce Hansen and Jeanney for 2015 Season". theCheckeredFlag.co.uk. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  4. "Victory for Ekstrom in Portugal". FIA World Rallycross. 23 April 2017. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  5. "Kristoffersson is crowned new World RX champion". FIA World Rallycross. 17 September 2017. Retrieved 19 September 2017.