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Michael Christensen

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Michael K. Christensen (born August 28, 1990 in Karlslunde, Denmark) is a professional Danish racecar driver.

Career

Karting

Christensen had a very successful karting career, winning the 2004 Nordic ICA Junior Championship. The following year he gathered both Nordic and European titles in ICA Junior class. For 2006 Christensen graduated to Formula A and he achieved a second place in the Formula A World Championship and was champion in the German Kart Championship. In 2007 Michael repeated as German Kart Champion and also won the KF1 South Garda Winter Cup.

Formula BMW

Christensen made his open-wheel racing debut in the 2008 Formula BMW Europe season at Barcelona which supported the 2008 Spanish Grand Prix, where he was involved in a potentially serious incident, flipping his car. He finished the season in sixth place and as the top rookie in the rookie standings.

He moved to Mücke Motorsport for the 2009 season. He started the season as the strongest candidate to win the championship, and a victory in the first race of the season, was promising. He finished the season in fourth place, although he lost results from five races including three wins, after his team lost an appeal over a breach of technical regulations was rejected by the FIA.

GP3 Series

In 2010, Christensen became the first driver to join MW Arden for the 2010 GP3 Series season.

Personal life

Christensen's hobbies are improving on personal fitness, and training, while his favourite driver is Michael Schumacher, and his favourite circuit is the Valencia Street Circuit, where he won twice on the road in 2009.

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Car No. Races Poles Wins FLaps Points Position
2008 Formula BMW Europe Räikkönen Robertson Racing 3 15 0 0 1 158 6th
2009 Formula BMW Europe Mücke Motorsport 15 16 3 4 4 233 4th

Complete Formula BMW results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pos Pts
2008 Räikkönen Robertson Racing BAR
1

Ret
BAR
2

6
ZOL
1

DNS
ZOL
2

20
SIL
1

2
SIL
2

8
HOC
1

7
HOC
2

26
HUN
1

5
HUN
2

5
VAL
1

9
VAL
2

8
SPA
1

7
SPA
2

10
MOZ
1

6
MOZ
2

6
6th 158
2009 Mücke Motorsport BAR
1

1
BAR
2

2
ZAN
1

8
ZAN
2

5
SIL
1

4
SIL
2

1
NÜR
1

1
NÜR
2

2
HUN
1

1
HUN
2

DSQ
VAL
1

DSQ
VAL
2

DSQ
SPA
1

DSQ
SPA
2

DSQ
MOZ
1

Ret
MOZ
2

4
4th 233

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