Famous Racecar Drivers from Denmark

List of notable or famous racecar drivers from Denmark, with bios and photos, including the top racecar drivers born in Denmark and even some popular racecar drivers who immigrated to Denmark. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Danish racecar drivers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These racecar drivers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known racecar driver from Denmark is included when available.

People include everything from Tom Kristensen to Christian Bakkerud.

This historic racecar drivers from Denmark list can help answer the questions "Who are some Danish racecar drivers of note?" and "Who are the most famous racecar drivers from Denmark?" These prominent racecar drivers of Denmark may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Danish racecar drivers.

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  • Christian Bakkerud (3 November 1984 – 11 September 2011) was a Danish racing driver, who competed in the 2007 and 2008 GP2 Series seasons, albeit hindered by a recurrent back injury. Prior to GP2 he competed in British Formula 3 and Formula BMW.
    • Age: Dec. at 26 (1984-2011)
    • Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Jac Nelleman

    Jacob "Jac" Nellemann (born 19 April 1944 in Copenhagen) is a former racing driver from Denmark. Reaching Formula One in 1976, his single entry was at the 1976 Swedish Grand Prix, driving Brabhams run by the small RAM team. Despite taking part in qualifying sessions in two cars, a BT42 and a BT44B, he failed to qualify. He was on the entry list for the following year's race, but he was not present for qualifying.
    • Age: 78
    • Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Jan Magnussen
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    Jan Magnussen

    Jan Ellegaard Magnussen (born 4 July 1973) is a Danish professional racing driver and a factory driver for General Motors. He has competed in Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART), NASCAR, the FIA Formula One World Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
    • Age: 49
    • Birthplace: Roskilde, Denmark
  • Jason Watt

    Jason Watt (born 24 February 1970) is a Danish racing driver. Watt enjoyed a fruitful karting career before moving into Formula Ford in 1992. He graduated to the British Formula Vauxhall Lotus Winter Series in 1993, winning the championship, as well as winning the following years Brands Hatch Formula Ford Festival, and British Formula Ford championship. In 1995, Watt won the Formula Opel Euroseries and had a one-off outing in the German Formula Three Championship. In 1996 he followed several other "coming men" of the time, such as Dario Franchitti, Juan Pablo Montoya and Jan Magnussen, into the International Touring Car Championship, driving a JAS Engineering entered Alfa Romeo. He also ...more
    • Age: 52
    • Birthplace: Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Kasper Andersen
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    Kasper Andersen

    Kasper Mengers Andersen is a Danish race car driver. He was the 2004 Nordic Formula Renault champion, also competing in German Formula Renault in the same year. His 2003 debut was in Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup, where he drove two races. In 2007 Kasper won 2 races in Formula Masters and took two podiums in the Italian F3000 Championship. For 2008 Kasper has teamed up with Italian Trident Racing in Formula Masters. Trident is also racing the GP2 series, in with Kasper will be testing in the 2008 season. He is not related to Norwegian basketball standout Kasper Aunan Andersen.
    • Age: 38
    • Birthplace: Silkeborg, Denmark
  • Nicolas Kiesa

    Nicolas Kiesa (born 3 March 1978) is a Danish racing driver. He participated in five Formula One Grands Prix in the 2003 season. He scored no championship points, but finished all his races. Before that, he won the 2003 Formula 3000 race at Monaco, when Björn Wirdheim slowed on the last lap on the front straight to greet his team. He returned to Formula One in 2005, replacing Robert Doornbos as Jordan's third driver for the German Grand Prix and for the rest of the season.
    • Age: 44
    • Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark