Fresh from finishing runner-up at last weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, endurance racing legend Tom Kristensen will lend his services to the FIA Stewards’ Panel at the Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring.

The 46-year-old Dane (pictured with former F1 driver Allan McNish), who currently races for Audi in the FIA World Endurance Championship and is the reigning series champion, has served in the officials’ office on a number of occasions. His last appearance came at last year’s Indian Grand Prix.

While never having raced in F1 – the closest he came were separate test outings for Minardi and Tyrrell in 1998 – he has a variety of experiences to draw from, particularly in endurance and DTM racing, in which he has proved enormously successful.

Kristensen is a nine-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, an all-time record in the event’s history.

Image via Audi Communications

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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.