World leading motorsport home entertainment
4.8
Mr Le Mans: Tom Kristensen (HB)

Mr Le Mans: Tom Kristensen (HB)

  • Book (Hardback)£40.00

Usually dispatched within 3 days.

No reviews yet

If you are not 100% satisfied we will replace or refund within 30 days of purchase.

Earn 400 Duke Club Points when you buy this product.
Plus, 100 FREE points when you join! Sign up now or on the receipt page

Product code: EV0302Released: 08 February 2021432 pages

Product description

By Tom Kristensen with Dan Philipsen

Foreword by Dr Wolfgang Ullrich

Between 1997 and 2014, Tom Kristensen won the world’s toughest motor race, the Le Mans 24 Hours, a record nine times and finished on the podium on five more occasions. Every time his car made it to the finish, in fact, he was in the top three. It is no wonder that this great sports car driver is known as ‘Mr Le Mans’ to motorsport fans around the world. Now retired from racing, Kristensen shares in this book his deepest personal reflections and insights from inside and outside the cockpit. He looks back on more than 30 years spent striving for perfection in racing and tells of the battles and setbacks that sometimes seemed impossible to overcome, including a terrible accident in 2007. Voted ‘Sports Book of the Year’ when originally published in Kristensen’s native Denmark, this thoughtful memoir is now available in English.

  • Climbing the racing ladder, from karting into Formula 3 single-seaters, including championship titles in Germany (1991) and Japan (1993), then Formula 3000 and a Formula 1 testing role with Tyrrell.
  • Winning as an underdog on his first visit to Le Mans, in 1997 driving an elderly Joest-run privateer Porsche in which he impressed all onlookers with a night-time charge to vanquish Porsche’s factory-entered favourite.
  • His second Le Mans victory came in 2000 on his maiden drive for Audi in the R8, a car that was to become all-conquering.
  • Kristensen won the next five editions of Le Mans, four times with Audi and once with Bentley (in 2003), his last victory in this sequence taking him past Jacky Ickx’s previous record at the Circuit de la Sarthe.
  • His eighth win came in one of the all-time classic contests at Le Mans, in 2008, a rollercoaster of a race in which his ageing diesel-powered Audi was never expected to beat the fancied works Peugeots.
  • One more victory with Audi in 2013 sealed his reputation as a true legend of Le Mans.
  • His story includes exploits at other racetracks all over the world, none more prolific than Sebring, home of America’s long-established classic endurance race that Kristensen won six times.
  • Personal reflections together with contributions from notable observers — including English journalists Gary Watkins and Charles Bradley — complete a truly rounded portrait of the man and his achievements.

Reviews

Customers also bought:

  1. BTCC 2004 Review NTSC DVDBTCC 2004 Review NTSC DVD
    No reviews yet
    £9.99£12.99 Buy
  2. Le Mans 2021 Blu-rayLe Mans 2021 Blu-ray
    No reviews yet
    £20.00£22.99 Buy
  3. Le Mans 2021 DVDLe Mans 2021 DVD
    No reviews yet
    £16.99 Buy
  4. Le Mans 2020 Blu-rayLe Mans 2020 Blu-ray
    No reviews yet
    £16.99£19.99 Buy
  5. MotoGP 2014 Review Blu-rayMotoGP 2014 Review Blu-ray
    No reviews yet
    £12.49£24.99 Buy
  6. BTCC 2013 Review (2 Disc) DVDBTCC 2013 Review (2 Disc) DVD
    No reviews yet
    £9.99£12.99 Buy
  7. Le Mans 2014 DVDLe Mans 2014 DVD
    No reviews yet
    £9.99 Buy
  8. MotoGP Moto2 & Moto3 2012 Review DVDMotoGP Moto2 & Moto3 2012 Review DVD
    No reviews yet
    £4.99£19.99 Buy
  9. Le Mans 2019 Blu-rayLe Mans 2019 Blu-ray
    No reviews yet
    £14.99 Buy
  10. Le Mans 2019 DVDLe Mans 2019 DVD
    No reviews yet
    £14.99 Buy
  11. Cork Grand Prix 75th Anniversary DVDCork Grand Prix 75th Anniversary DVD
    No reviews yet
    £12.99£14.99 Buy
  12. Le Mans 2018 DVDLe Mans 2018 DVD
    No reviews yet
    £9.99 Buy
  13. MotoGP 2019 Review Blu-rayMotoGP 2019 Review Blu-ray
    No reviews yet
    £9.99£19.99 Buy
  14. BTCC 2015 Review (2 Disc) DVDBTCC 2015 Review (2 Disc) DVD
    No reviews yet
    £9.99£12.99 Buy
  15. Le Mans 2017 DVDLe Mans 2017 DVD
    No reviews yet
    £9.99 Buy
  16. Le Mans 2015 DVDLe Mans 2015 DVD
    No reviews yet
    £9.99 Buy
  17. Le Mans 2013 DVDLe Mans 2013 DVD
    No reviews yet
    £9.99£14.99 Buy