Christian Klien

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Christian Klien
Christian Klien 2.jpg
Christian Klien signing autographs at the 2005 United States Grand Prix
Nationality Austria Austrian
Date of birth 7 February 1983 (1983-02-07) (age 31)
Formula One World Championship career
Active years 2004-2006, 2010
Teams Jaguar, Red Bull, HRT
Races 51 (49 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 14
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 2004 Australian Grand Prix
Last race 2010 Singapore Grand Prix
2010 position 27th (2 points)

Christian Klien (born 7 February 1983) is an Austrian Formula One racing driver. In total he has scored 14 points in Formula One.

Racing career[change | edit source]

Klien driving for Jaguar at the 2004 Belgian Grand Prix.

Klien started his motorsport career in his early teens. He raced in karting championships in both Austria and Switzerland. He moved up to Formula BMW. He won several titles in lower Formula series. Klien moved into Formula One in 2004. He drove for the Jaguar Racing team, alongside Mark Webber. At the end of 2004, Jaguar sold its Formula One team to Red Bull. The team was renamed Red Bull Racing. Klien shared a race seat with Italian Vitantonio Liuzzi. He stayed at Red Bull for 2006 season.

In 2007, Klien was replaced by Mark Webber. He was the test driver for Honda. For 2008 and 2009, he was the reserve and test driver for BMW Sauber.

In 2010, Klien moved to become the test driver for HRT. For the Singapore Grand Prix Kling replaced Sakon Yamamoto. HRT reported that Yamamoto was sick from food posining.[1] For the Brazilian Grand Prix, HRT announced that Klien would race in place of Yamamoto. No reason was given.[2]

Racing record[change | edit source]

Career summary[change | edit source]

Season Series Team Name Races Poles Wins F/Laps Podiums Points Final Placing
1999 Formula BMW Junior ADAC Sport München 20 1 3     193 4th
2000 Formula BMW ADAC Team Rosberg 19 0 0     57 10th
2001 Formula BMW ADAC Team Rosberg 19 3 5     232 3rd
2002 Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup JD Motorsport 8 0 0     92 6th
Formula Renault 2000 Germany JD Motorsport 14 2 4     278 1st
2003 Formula Three Euroseries Mücke Motorsport 20 6 3     89 2nd
Masters of Formula Three Mücke Motorsport 1 0 1     N/A 1st
2004 Formula One Jaguar 18 0 0     3 16th
2005 Formula One Red Bull 15 0 0     9 15th
2006 Formula One Red Bull 15 0 0     2 18th
2007 Formula One Honda Test driver
2008 Formula One BMW Sauber Test driver
Le Mans 24 Hours Peugeot Sport Total (LMP1) 1 0 0     N/A 3rd
2009 Formula One BMW Sauber Test driver
Le Mans 24 Hours Team Peugeot Total (LMP1) 1 0 0     N/A 6th
2010 Formula One Hispania Racing 3 0 0 0 0 0 27

* Season in progress

Complete Formula One results[change | edit source]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 WDC Points
2004 Jaguar Racing Jaguar R5 Cosworth CR-6 3.0 L V10 AUS
11
MAL
10
BHR
14
SMR
14
ESP
Ret
MON
Ret
EUR
12
CAN
9
USA
Ret
FRA
11
GBR
14
GER
10
HUN
13
BEL
6
ITA
13
JPN
12
BRA
14
16th 3
Jaguar R5B CHN
Ret
2005 Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB1 Cosworth TJ2005 3.0 L V10 AUS
7
MAL
8
BHR
DNS
SMR
TD
ESP
TD
MON
TD
EUR
TD
CAN
8
USA
DNS
FRA
Ret
GBR
15
GER
9
HUN
Ret
TUR
8
ITA
13
BEL
9
BRA
9
JPN
9
CHN
5
15th 9
2006 Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB2 Ferrari 056 2.4 L V8 BHR
8
MAL
Ret
AUS
Ret
SMR
Ret
EUR
Ret
ESP
13
MON
Ret
GBR
14
CAN
11
USA
Ret
FRA
12
GER
8
HUN
Ret
TUR
11
ITA
11
CHN
JPN
BRA
18th 2
2007 Honda Racing F1 Team Honda RA107 Honda RA807E 2.4 L V8 AUS MAL BHR
ESP
MON
CAN USA FRA
GBR
TD
EUR
HUN
TUR
ITA
BEL
JPN
CHN
BRA
--- ---
2010 Hispania Racing F1 Team Hispania F110 Cosworth CA2010 2.4 L V8 BHR
AUS
MAL
CHN
ESP
TD
MON
TUR
CAN
EUR
TD
GBR
GER
HUN
BEL
ITA
SIN
Ret
JPN
KOR
BRA
22
ABU
20
27 0

* Season in progress.

References[change | edit source]

All Formula One race and championship results are taken from:

  • Official Formula 1 Website. Archive: Results for 2004 – Present seasons www.formula1.com Retrieved 6 June 2006
  1. Cooper, Adam (2010-09-24). "F1: Klien Makes Race Comeback With HRT". formula-one.speedtv.com. Speed Channel, Inc.. http://formula-one.speedtv.com/article/f1-christian-klien-makes-race-comeback-with-hrt/. Retrieved 2010-09-25.
  2. "Klien to replace Yamamoto in Brazil". motorsport.com. Motorsport.com. 2010-11-04. http://www.motorsport.com/news/article.asp?ID=393302&FS=F1. Retrieved 2010-11-04.

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