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Sheldon
van der Linde
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Intercontinental GT Challenge

Driver Information

nationality
South African
age
24
birthday
13 May 1999
hometown
Johannesburg
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Driver Information

nationality
South African
age
24
birthday
13 May 1999
hometown
Johannesburg
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Driver Stats

races started
212
races entered
213
wins
20
podiums
52
pole positions
17
fastest laps
22
race win percentage
9.4%
podium percentage
24.5%
driverdb score
1,780

DriverDB Score History

DRIVERDB SCORE
1,780
2019/01/06
Sheldon van der Linde
1730.95

Recent Results

date
series
circuit
nation
grid
position
points
18
Feb '24
Intercontinental GT Challenge
Mount Panorama
flag
1
DNF
28
Jan '24
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - GTD Pro
Daytona
flag
3
10
Dec '23
Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli
Yas Marina
flag
14
19
Nov '23
Macau GT Cup - FIA GT World Cup
Macau
flag
16
18
Nov '23
Macau GT Cup - FIA GT World Cup
Macau
flag
5
22
Oct '23
DTM
Hockenheim
flag
4

Competitors

Career Overview

year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
BMW M4 GT4 (G82)
BMW 3.0 turbo
Pirelli
1
0
0
1
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
1
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
BMW M4 GT3 (G82)
BMW 3.0 turbo
Pirelli
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
BMW G82 M4 GT3
BMW 3.0 turbo
Michelin
1
0
1
0
1
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
1
0
1
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
BMW M4 GT3
2
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
2
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
2023
Schubert Motorsport
151
4th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
BMW M4 GT3 (G82)
BMW 3.0 turbo
Pirelli
16
1
4
1
2
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
16
1
4
1
2
151
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
BMW M4 GT3
BMW 3.0 turbo
1
0
1
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
1
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
BMW M4 GT3
BMW 3.0 turbo
2
0
0
1
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
2
0
0
1
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
BMW M4 GT3
BMW 3.0 turbo
Pirelli
5
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
5
0
0
0
0
26
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
BMW G82 M4 GT3
BMW 3.0 turbo
Pirelli
5
2
2
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
5
2
2
0
0
68
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
BMW G82 M4 GT3
BMW 3.0 turbo
Pirelli
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
2023
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
851
13th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
BMW M Hybrid V8
BMW 4.0 turbo hybrid
Michelin
3
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
3
0
0
0
0
851
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
BMW M4 GT3
BMW 3.0 turbo
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
2022
Schubert Motorsport
164
1st
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
BMW M4 GT3
BMW 3.0 turbo
Michelin
16
3
6
1
2
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
16
3
6
1
2
164
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
BMW M4 GT3
BMW 3.0 turbo
Michelin
2
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
2
0
0
0
0
238
year
series
team
points
position
2021
Walkenhorst Motorsport
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
BMW M6 GT3
BMW 4.4 turbo
Pirelli
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
2021
Rowe Racing
55
11th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
BMW M6 GT3
BMW 4.4 turbo
Michelin
16
0
0
1
1
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
16
0
0
1
1
55
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
BMW M6 GT3
BMW 4.4 turbo
1
0
1
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
1
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
BMW M6 GT3
BMW 4.4 turbo
Pirelli
3
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
3
0
0
0
0
4
year
series
team
points
position
2020
Walkenhorst Motorsport
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
BMW M6 GT3
BMW 4.4 turbo
Pirelli
1
1
1
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
1
1
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
2020
Schubert Motorsport
6
39th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Pirelli
2
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
2
0
0
0
0
6
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
BMW M6 GT3
BMW 4.4 turbo
1
0
1
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
1
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
2020
BMW Team RBM
108
6th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
BMW M4 Turbo DTM
BMW 2.0 turbo
Hankook
18
1
2
0
1
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
18
1
2
0
1
108
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
BMW M6 GT3
BMW 4.4 turbo
3
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
3
0
0
0
0
22.65
year
series
team
points
position
2019
BMW Team Schnitzer
6
32nd
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
BMW M6 GT3
BMW 4.4 turbo
Pirelli
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
6
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
BMW M6 GT3
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
BMW M6 GT3
2
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
2
0
0
0
0
10.53
year
series
team
points
position
2019
BMW Team RBM
42
13th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
BMW M4 DTM
BMW 2.0 turbo
Hankook
18
0
0
1
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
18
0
0
1
0
42
year
series
team
points
position
2018
Audi Sport Team Land
16.58
338th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Audi R8 LMS
5
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
5
0
0
0
0
16.58
year
series
team
points
position
2018
Audi Sport Team WRT
12
18th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Audi R8 LMS
Audi 5.2
Pirelli
2
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
2
0
0
0
0
12
year
series
team
points
position
2018
Montaplast by Land-Motorsport
136
2nd
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
14
2
6
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
14
2
6
0
0
136
year
series
team
points
position
2018
Audi Sport Team WRT
0
9th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Audi R8 LMS
Audi 5.2
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
2018
Montaplast by Land-Motorsport
0
3rd
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Audi R8 LMS
Audi 5.2
1
0
1
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
1
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
2018
Belgian Audi Club Team WRT
34
10th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Audi R8 LMS
5
0
1
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
5
0
1
0
0
34
year
series
team
points
position
2018
Belgian Audi Club Team WRT
6.5
21st
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Audi R8 LMS
2
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
2
0
0
0
0
6.5
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Audi R8 LMS
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Audi R8 LMS
5
0
0
1
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
5
0
0
1
0
16.58
year
series
team
points
position
2018
Montaplast by Land-Motorsport
96
22nd
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Audi R8 LMS GT3
Audi 5.2
Continental
4
0
0
0
1
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
4
0
0
0
1
96
year
series
team
points
position
2017
Montaplast by Land-Motorsport
36
52nd
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Audi R8 LMS GT3
Audi 5.2
Continental
1
1
1
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
1
1
0
0
36
year
series
team
points
position
2017
Aust Motorsport
20
27th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Audi R8 LMS
2
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
2
0
0
0
0
20
year
series
team
points
position
2017
Cometoyou Racing
105
16th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Audi RS3 LMS TCR
3
1
2
0
1
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
3
1
2
0
1
105
year
series
team
points
position
2017
PROsport Performance
315
3rd
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Audi RS3 LMS
Hankook
13
1
4
0
2
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
13
1
4
0
2
315
year
series
team
points
position
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Audi TT cup
Audi TFSI 310 hp
Hankook
14
3
6
3
3
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
14
3
6
3
3
231
year
series
team
points
position
2015
Signature Motorsport
0
1st
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Volkswagen Polo
2.0L
Dunlop
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
0
year
series
team
points
position
2014
Ferodo Racing
0
11th
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
VW Golf
1
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
1
0
0
0
0
0
year
series
team
points
position
2014
Ferodo Junior Racing Team
345
1st
car
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Volkswagen Polo
14
4
12
7
8
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
14
4
12
7
8
345
year
series
team
points
position
kart
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
Birel (Rotax)
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
0
year
series
team
points
position
kart
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
0
year
series
team
points
position
kart
engine
tyres
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest laps
0
0
0
0
0
races
wins
podiums
pole pos
fastest laps
points
0
0
0
0
0
0
year
type
races
wins
podiums
pole positions
fastest lap
2024
Racing
2
0
1
1
1
2023
Racing
35
3
7
2
2
2022
Racing
19
3
6
1
2
2021
Racing
21
0
1
1
1
2020
Racing
25
2
4
0
1
2019
Racing
22
0
0
1
0
2018
Racing
40
2
8
1
1
2017
Racing
19
3
7
0
3
2016
Racing
14
3
6
3
3
2015
Racing
?
?
?
?
?
2014
Racing
15
4
12
7
8
2010
Karting
2008
Karting

Karting Highlights

year
series
position
2010
South African National Rotax Max Challenge Karting Championship - Mini Max
1st
2008
South African National Rotax Max Challenge Karting Championship - GP Junior
1st

Racing Highlights

year
series
position
2023
ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring - SP9 Pro
2nd
2022
DTM
1st
2021
ADAC Total 24 hours of Nürburgring - SP9 Pro class
2nd
2020
ADAC Total 24 hours of Nürburgring - SP9 Pro class
3rd
2018
ADAC GT Masters
2nd
2018
Total 24 Hours of Spa - Pro Class
3rd
2017
ADAC TCR Germany
3rd
2015
Volkswagen Cup South Africa
1st
2014
South Africa Engen Polo Cup National Championship
1st

DriverDB Top 100

pos
driver
championship
points
change
01
Formula 1
2198.45
-
02
Formula 1
2135.95
-
03
Formula 1
2028.35
-
04
Formula 1
2014.4
-
05
Intercontinental GT Challenge
2007.9
-
06
NASCAR Xfinity Series
1994.3
-
07
United Sports Car Championship - GTD
1989.65
-
08
Formula 1
1988.75
-
09
Intercontinental GT Challenge
1948.45
-
10
IndyCar
1944.1
-
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