Stefan Johansson Biography: Stefan Nils Edwin Johansson is a Swedish racing driver who has raced in Formula One for teams such as Ferrari and McLaren. He won the 1997 24 Hours of Le Mans and raced in various categories since leaving Formula One, including CART, Sports car racing, and Grand Prix Masters.
Stefan Johansson Biography
Stefan Johansson Biography: Stefan Johansson was born on September 8, 1956, in Växjö, Sweden. He raced in Formula One for various teams, including Ferrari and McLaren. He won the 1997 24 Hours of Le Mans and raced in multiple categories since leaving Formula One, including CART, several types of Sports car racing, and Grand Prix Masters.
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|Date Of Birth||September 8, 1956|
|Birth Place||Växjö, Sweden|
|Net Worth||$5 Million|
Stefan Johansson’s Net Worth
According to Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider, Stefan Johansson’s net worth is $5 million.
Stefan Johansson Career
Johansson won the British Formula 3 Championship in 1980 while driving for the Project Four team of future McLaren team director Ron Dennis. In Formula One, he competed in 103 grand prix, making his debut on January 13, 1980, for the Shadow Racing Team at the 1980 Argentine Grand Prix while he was still a regular in Formula Three. After spending 1982 in the European Formula Two Championship with Spirit Racing, where he finished 8th overall with a highest finish of third at Mugello in Italy, he was not seen in Formula One again until 1983.
Four laps into the non-championship 1983 Race of Champions at Brands Hatch, Johansson’s Honda engine collapsed, and he could not complete the race. His qualifying time was nearly 20 seconds slower than the pole time set by 1982 World Champion Keke Rosberg in his Williams-Cosworth. Still, his race morning warm-up timings were within a second of René Arnoux’s fastest Ferrari 126C2B. He advanced to seventh place before turning into the pits with a second engine malfunction. Murray Walker, a BBC commentator at the time, noted on air that Spirit and Honda had completed thousands of kilometers of testing without incident. Spirit continued to test and improve the 201C, and Johansson returned to Formula1 at the 1983 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, where he qualified in a competitive fourteenth place. In 1983, he competed in an additional five Grands Prix, with his best finish being eighth in the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort.
He joined Ligier in 1988, ironically alongside the man he replaced at Ferrari, René Arnoux. However, the team’s 1st non-turbo powered car since 1983, the Michel Beaujon-designed JS31 powered by a naturally aspirated Judd V8 engine, was uncompetitive, scoring no points and often failing to qualify, even against teams with low budgets such as AGS and Rial. Unfortunately for Johansson, he could not master the JS31, resulting in six non-qualifications throughout the season (compared to Arnoux’s two non-qualifications). He did, however, record the car’s two highest finishes of the year, ninth place in the season’s opening race in Brazil and the final race in Australia.
In 1989, he was hired to oversee the newly-formed Onyx team, and his performance improved. The car was temperamental & didn’t always qualify, but Johansson finished a popular third in Portugal for his final podium finish (and the team’s only one). In early 1990, he broke out with the team’s new owner, Peter Monteverdi, and was fired. He later played for AGS and Footwork in 1991. Nick Heidfeld equaled Johansson’s record of podium finishes without a victory at the 2009 Malaysian Grand Prix and then broke it at the 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix.