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Announcement on Kristensen’s Future Set for Wednesday

Tom Kristensen to make announcement on Wednesday in Denmark…

Photo: Audi

Photo: Audi

Could Tom Kristensen be hanging up the helmet at the end of this year?

According to Danish press, the nine-time Le Mans winner and reigning FIA World Endurance Champion has scheduled a press conference for Wednesday in Copenhagen to discuss his future.

Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich, Head of Audi Motorsport, will also be in attendance.

The 47-year-old Dane has been rumored of potentially calling time on his illustrious career recently, following his record-extending ninth overall win at Le Mans in 2013.

Kristensen has spent the last 15 years as an Audi factory driver, having enjoyed numerous wins and championships with the German manufacturer.

Longtime Audi teammate Allan McNish retired from top-level motorsport last year following he, Kristensen and Loic Duval’s FIA WEC drivers’ title.

The FIA WEC concludes with the Six Hours of Sao Paulo on Nov. 28-30.

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5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Harrison Bien Aime

    November 18, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Tom should try to go for #10 at Le Mans before hanging up the helmet.

  2. Tarek R.

    November 18, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Pretty sure he will retire at the end of the season.

  3. @Ginz44

    November 18, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    If it’s true he will retire at the end of this season I won’t be surprised. I had a feeling he would hang up his helmet once Capello and McNish did in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

    Who will join Duval and Di Grassi next year though? Jarvis? Bonanomi? Gene? My bet is Oliver Jarvis but who knows….

    • Harrison Bien Aime

      November 18, 2014 at 10:30 pm

      If Tom decides not to retire at the end of this year. I hope he decides to try and go for glory at Le Mans one last time before retiring at the end of 2015.

  4. Nate

    November 18, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Cue the Button to Audi rumors!!!

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