Christian Danner

Christian Danner (born 4 April 1958 in Munich) is a former race car driver from Germany.

The son of well-known car safety expert Max Danner, Christian started motor-racing in the Renault 5 cup. He advanced to Formula 2 and set the F2 lap record of the current configuration of the old Nürburgring, which was used only in 1983 for international racing.

Danner won the inaugural Formula 3000 championship in 1985, and debuted in Formula One on 15 September 1985 for the all-German team Zakspeed. He eventually participated in 47 Grand Prix events. His best result was 4th at the 1989 United States Grand Prix for Rial, having started 26th on the grid. He also managed one 6th place whilst driving for Arrows.

Danner competed in Japanese Formula 3000 in 1990 driving for Leyton House's F3000 team. He scored 4 points and was ranked 14th. In 1991 he drove in one race of the British Touring Car Championship at Thruxton in a BMW M3.

Danner later raced in Champ Cars and also in the International Touring Car Championship for Alfa Romeo. He took part in the now defunct series, Grand Prix Masters.

He is also an F1 commentator for the channel RTL in his native Germany.

Christian Danner is one of the few vegetarians in motorsports.


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