Timo Bernhard’s CV reads like a who’s-who of endurance racing accolades thanks to race victories and titles at the very highest level around the world, as well as sportscar’s version of the triple crown.
The German added a second FIA World Endurance Championship title to his name in 2017 after previously winning with Porsche two years earlier. That came at the end of a particularly stellar season in which Bernhard also claimed the second of his two outright Le Mans victories in LMP1 machinery.
However, Bernhard is by no means a one-trick pony and continues to excel in GT cars as well as sports-prototypes. He won the 2003 Daytona 24 Hours at the wheel of a Porsche 911 and has also claimed potentially the toughest endurance test of them all – the Nurburgring 24 Hours – an incredible five times.
Overall victory at Sebring in 2008 with an LMP2-spec Porsche ensures Bernhard is one of just 10 drivers to have won endurance racing’s triple crown – namely Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring – while his versatility was further highlighted earlier in his career en route to the German Porsche Carrera Cup title.
Years contested: 2018 (1)
2018 Winner, ROC Nations Cup Team Germany with René Rast