Thomas Danielsson

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Thomas Danielsson competed in the 1991 All Japan Sports Prototype Championship on a Nissan R91CK

Thomas Danielsson (born December 4, 1964 in Kungsbacka ) is a former Swedish racing driver .

Racing career

Thomas Danielsson was a kart driver as a teenager . In 1979 he won the Swedish Junior Championship and in 1980 and 1982 he was third in the World Championship.

His single posto career began in 1984 in Formula 3 . He finished the Swedish Formula 3 Championship in ninth place (Master Leif Lindström on a Ralt RT3 ) and the Scandinavian Championship in tenth place in the final ranking. Danielsson stayed in this racing formula until the end of the 1987 season. In 1985 he won the Swedish championship, was second behind Alex Caffi in the European Formula 3 Cup and in 1987 fourth in the British championship behind Johnny Herbert , Bertrand Gachot and Martin Donnelly . In 1988 he switched to the International Formula 3000 Championship , where he was seventh in the 1989 Formula 3000 season . He won the season opening race at Silverstone . In the same year he was a Formula 1 test driver at Rial Racing .

After he failed to get a long-term contract in Formula 1, Thomas Danielsson moved his racing activities to Japan. He drove in the Japanese Formula 3000 Championship , the All Japan Sports Prototype Championship and the Japanese Touring Car Championship .

Thomas Danielsson competed in the Le Mans 24-hour race twice . On his debut in 1990 in the Vern Schuppan team with partners Eje Elgh and Thomas Mezera in a Porsche TS962, he achieved 15th place in the overall standings. His best placement in sports car racing was second place with Hideki Okada in the Nissan R91CP at the Fuji 1000 km race in 1992 .


Le Mans results

year team vehicle Teammate Teammate placement Failure reason
1990 AustraliaAustralia Team Schuppan Porsche TS962 SwedenSweden Eje Elgh AustraliaAustralia Thomas Mezera Rank 15
1991 FranceFrance Courage Compétition Courage C26S SwedenSweden Not so Olofsson United KingdomUnited Kingdom Johnny Dumfries failure Engine failure


  • Christian Moity, Jean-Marc Teissèdre, Alain Bienvenu: 24 heures du Mans 1923–1992. Éditions d'Art, Besançon 1992, ISBN 2-909413-06-3 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Swedish Formula 3 Championship 1984
  2. Scandinavian Formula 3 Championship 1984
  3. Swedish Formula 3 Championship 1985
  4. International Formula 3000 Championship 1989
  5. Fuji 1000 km race in 1992