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Helmet of Mike Thackwell

Flag of New Zealand Mike Thackwell

nationality New Zealander age 57 years old born March 30, 1961 hometown Auckland

Racing highlights

19871stMita Copiers NZ International Formula Pacific Championship
19852ndFormula 3000 International
19852ndFormula 3 Macau GP
19841stFormula 2 Europe
19843rdFormula 3 Macau GP
19832ndFormula 2 Europe
19793rdVandervell British F3 Championship
19783rdDunlop Star of Tomorrow

Racing career summary

Races entered153
Wins30
Podiums60
Pole positions19
Fastest laps23
Race win percentage19.6%
Podium percentage39.2%

Karting highlights

19761stHong Kong Junior Kart Championship
19751stHong Kong Junior Kart Championship

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

Driver comparisons

The latest Head-to-Head comparisons generated for Mike Thackwell.

Mike Thackwell vs. Christian Danner

Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

1988Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1987Racing16 races4 wins5 podiums2 pole position1 fastest race lap
1986Racing17 races3 wins5 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1985Racing17 races3 wins9 podiums6 pole position4 fastest race laps
1984Racing18 races7 wins9 podiums6 pole position9 fastest race laps
1983Racing13 races1 win9 podiums2 pole position3 fastest race laps
1982Racing9 races0 wins2 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1981Racing10 races1 win3 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1980Racing19 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1979Racing22 races6 wins10 podiums2 pole position3 fastest race laps
1978Racing11 races5 wins7 podiums? pole position? fastest race laps
1976KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.
1975KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.

Career details – the racing career of Mike Thackwell

1988 Formula 3000 International

PositionPointsTeam
0Ralt Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RT22 (Judd)

1987 Formula 3 Macau GP

PositionPointsTeam
0David Price Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Reynard 873 (Toyota)

1987 World Sports-Prototype Championship

PositionPointsTeam
29th16Sauber, Richard Lloyd Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
60111
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Sauber C9 (Mercedes)
Porsche 962C

1986-87 Mita Copiers NZ International Formula Pacific Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Ralt Australia
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
833??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RT4 (Ford)

1987 All Japan Sports Prototype Car Endurance Championship

PositionPointsTeam
8th32From A Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11110
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 962C

1986 Formula 3000 International

PositionPointsTeam
8th10.5Horag/Formula Team Limited, Ralt
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
41101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T86/50 (Cosworth)
Ralt RT20 (Honda)

1986 Formula 2 Japan

PositionPointsTeam
5th68Marlboro Team Nova
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
8130?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 85J (Mugen Honda)
March 86J (Mugen Honda)

1986 Formula 3 Macau GP

PositionPointsTeam
0Intersport Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RT30 (Toyota)

1986 World Sports-Prototype Championship

PositionPointsTeam
15th29Kouros Sauber
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
41100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Sauber C8 (Mercedes)

1985 Formula 3000 International

PositionPointsTeam
2nd45Ralt
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
103653
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RT20 (Cosworth)

1985 Formula 3 Macau GP

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Eddie Jordan Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RT30 (Volkswagen)

1985 Formula 3000 Curaçao Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
0Ralt
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00010
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RT20 (Cosworth)

1985 FIA World Endurance Championship

PositionPointsTeam
11th43Kremer-Porsche Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
60200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 962C2.6L F6 Bi-TurboGoodyear

1984 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
0RAM, Tyrrell
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
RAM 02 (Hart)
Tyrrell 012 (Ford)

1984 Formula 3 Macau GP

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0Team JPS
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RT3 (Volkswagen)

1984 Formula 2 Europe

PositionPointsTeam
1st72Ralt Racing Ltd.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
117869
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RT6 (Mugen Honda)

1984 Formula 2 Japan

PositionPointsTeam
16th8Ralt Racing Ltd
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RH6 (Mugen Honda)

1984 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 84C (Cosworth)

1984 FIA World Endurance Championship

PositionPointsTeam
53rd8Obermaier Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 956

1984 All Japan Sports-Prototype Championship

PositionPointsTeam
28th8Porsche Kremer Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 956

1983 Formula 2 Europe

PositionPointsTeam
2nd51Ralt Racing Ltd.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
121923
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RH6/83H (Mugen Honda)

1983 Formula 2 Japan

PositionPointsTeam
16th6Ralt Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RH6/83H (Mugen Honda)

1982 Formula 2 Europe

PositionPointsTeam
11th8Horag Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
90201
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 822 (BMW)

1981 Formula 2 Europe

PositionPointsTeam
6th22Ralt Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
81310
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RH6 (Honda)

1981 Formula 2 Japan

PositionPointsTeam
16th1Ralt Racing Ltd
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RH6/81 (Honda RA261E)
March 812 (Honda RA261E)

1980 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
0Arrows, Tyrrell
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Arrows A3Cosworth DFV 3.0Goodyear
Tyrrell 010Cosworth DFV 3.0Goodyear

1980 Formula 2 Europe

PositionPointsTeam
8th11ICI Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
110101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 802 (BMW)

1980 Aurora AFX New Zealand International Formula Pacific Series

PositionPointsTeam
0March Cars
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
7000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 792 (Ford BDA)

1979 Vandervell British F3 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
3rd71March Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
195911
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 793 (Toyota)

1979 Formula 3 Europe

PositionPointsTeam
8th9March Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
21101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 793 (Toyota)

1979 II RAC FOCA Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
9th0March Racing Ltd.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10011
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 793 (Toyota Novomotor)

1978 Dunlop Star of Tomorrow

PositionPointsTeam
3rd72Rushen Green IIRC
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1157??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Van Diemen-Scholar RF78

1976 Hong Kong Junior Kart Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st0

1975 Hong Kong Junior Kart Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
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