Michael Christensen (racing driver)

Michael Klitgaard Christensen ( born August 28, 1990 in Karl Lunde, Denmark ) is a Danish racing driver. He entered 2012 in the German Porsche Carrera Cup.


Christensen began his motorsport career in karting in 2003 and achieved some success in this category. In 2004 he won the Nordic ICA Junior Karting Championship and a year later was followed by the championship title of the Danish and European ICA Junior Karting Championship. In 2006 he was runner-up in Class A and Formula 2006 and 2007 he won the German Kart Championship.

2008 Christensen moved into formula racing and entered for Raikkonen Robertson Racing in the European Formula BMW. With a second place he ended his first season in sixth place overall and also was best rookie of the season. 2009 remained Christensen in this series and switched to Mücke Motorsport. The season was overshadowed by a scandal in which his team Mücke Motorsport was involved. After he won the second race at the Hungaroring, was discovered at scrutineering after the race illegal oil pressure relief valve springs and disqualified Mücke Motorsport for the race and banned for the next four races. Since Mücke Motorsport went to appeal, the pilots were able to restart indication and Christensen came in another race first to the finish. After the end of the season the penalties against Mücke Motorsport were confirmed and Christensen finished with four wins fourth place in the championship.

Christensen joined in 2010 for MW Arden in the newly founded GP3 Series. At the end of the season, he finished 31st overall. 2011 Christensen returned to Mücke Motorsport and completed for the team his second GP3 season. While his team-mate Nigel Melker with a win championship was third, Christensen finished the season with two second places as the best results from eleventh place overall. In addition he made in the ADAC GT Masters first experience in GT racing and participated in three events.

2012 left Christensen formula racing completely. He was admitted to the funding of Porsche and entered the German Porsche Carrera Cup at Konrad Motorsport. At the last race of the season, he scored from the pole position starting his first victory. Christensen finished the season in seventh place and thus was subject to his teammate Norbert Siedler, who was fifth. In addition, he completed two guest appearances in the Porsche Supercup. 2013 remains Christensen at Porsche's development program and will go as a regular driver in the Porsche Supercup at the start.

Career stations

  • 2003-2007: Karting
  • 2008: European Formula BMW ( 6th place)
  • 2009: European Formula BMW (4th place )
  • 2010: GP3 Series ( No. 31 )
  • 2011: GP3 Series ( No. 11 )
  • 2011: ADAC GT Masters
  • 2012: German Porsche Carrera Cup ( 7th place)