One of endurance racing’s most successful drivers will make his second appearance of the season on the FIA Stewards’ panel at this weekend’s Indian 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, following his service in the same role during the Monaco Grand Prix in May.

Kristensen briefly tested for Minardi in 1998While 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 a nine-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, an all-time record, including victory in this year’s race (pictured top).

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, Allan McNish, Emanuele Pirro and the respective 1980 and 1992 World Champions Alan Jones and Nigel Mansell.

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.