Getting to know Adam Christodoulou

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British racing driver Adam Christodoulou, aged 32, has previously taken victory at the Nürburgring 24 Hours, is a 24-hour series and VLN race winner, claimed the Formula Renault championship in 2008, the American Star Mazda championship in 2009 and is one of the official drivers for Mercedes-AMG. He’s also something of a personality: active on social media with a unique ability to convey the emotion of being a top racing driver to racing fans and spectators around the world.

His first car race, after several successful seasons of karting, was in a Caterham at the end of 2006 at the Brands Hatch circuit in England, and he soon made his way up the motorsport ladder. Having tried single-seaters, he made a speciality out of GT racing, where he is now acknowledged as being one of the top stars.

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To date, he’s competed in more than 200 races – including several at Spa-Francorchamps – and most impressively of all, he’s racked up a 97% finishing rate. He’s got three 24-hour race wins to his name: part of his impressive record of 30 career victories and 88 podium finishes. Most recently, you’ll find him at the wheel of a Mercedes, and his idea of heaven is racing it at the Nürburgring Nordschleife: his favourite track. Although he’s pretty fond of Spa too.

Adam basically loves cars and racing in all their forms: one of his prized possessions is a classic Mercedes 190SL, which looks like it just rolled off the production line yesterday.

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When he’s not racing, you’ll find him working as a race instructor, and he describes his biggest strength as being able to develop drivers. But, of course, he’s just being modest. Adam is one of the quickest and most consistent drivers out there, which makes him the perfect guide to the endurance marathon that is the Spa 24 Hours…

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