One of endurance racing’s most successful drivers will make his first appearance of the season on the FIA Stewards’ panel at this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix.
The sport’s governing body has confirmed that Tom Kristensen will reprise his role as the drivers’ representative at this weekend’s event on the streets of Monte Carlo. It will mark his first appearance on the panel since last year’s championship-deciding Brazilian Grand Prix
While never having raced in F1 – the closest he came were separate test outings for Minardi (pictured) and Tyrrell in 1998 – the Danish racer has a variety of experiences to draw from, particularly in Le Mans and DTM racing, in which he proved particularly successful.
Kristensen is an eight-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, an all-time record.
Kristensen has served with the FIA Stewards’ panel on the number of occasions since the initiative of having a former racing driver on the panel was introduced in 2010. Those to have served so far this year are former Grand Prix racers Danny Sullivan, Derek Warwick, Mark Blundell, Mika Salo and 1980 World Champion Alan Jones.