Stefan Johansson

1956-09-08 (age 64)


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The Le Mans-winning car that almost wasn't entered at all

Of the 29 editions of the Le Mans 24 Hours he's attended, Gary Watkins selects his favourite - a scarcely-believable fairytale win for one of the race's most legendary teams that almost didn't happen at all.

2019 “a tough year” for Jones, admits manager Johansson

Stefan Johansson has confirmed he will continue as Ed Jones’ manager but admitted that the former Indy Lights champion’s third year in the IndyCar Series has been tough and that he’s not sure where the UAE-born Briton will race in 2020.

Johansson’s radical proposal to make F1 awesome again – Part 4

Stefan Johansson, former Ferrari and McLaren F1 driver, has come up a with a template for a radically revised version of the sport he loves. Here is the fourth and final part on what needs to change and why, with Stefan discussing the relevancy of the sport.

Johansson’s radical proposal to make F1 awesome again – Part 3

Stefan Johansson, former Ferrari and McLaren F1 driver, has come up a with a template for a radically revised version of the sport he loves. Here is the third in a four-part series on what needs to change and why, this time in the nature of F1’s entertainment value.

Johansson’s radical proposal to make F1 awesome again – Part 2

Stefan Johansson, former Ferrari and McLaren F1 driver, has come up a with a template for a radically revised version of the sport he loves. Here is the second in a four-part series on what needs to change and why, this time in the nature of the competition.

Johansson’s radical proposal to make F1 awesome again – Part 1

Stefan Johansson, former Ferrari and McLaren Formula 1 driver, has done a lot of thinking – and writing – to come up a with a template for a radically revised version of the sport he loves. Here is the first of a four-part series on what needs to change and why.

30 years ago: The drivers and teams of F1 1987

The world title was decided by Nigel Mansell's practice crash at Suzuka, and Nelson Piquet went on to claim his third F1 crown. Here were the runners and riders of F1 1987...

Double podium for United Autosports in Abu Dhabi

Second and third place finishes for United Autosports’ Ligier JS P3s

Lynn and Johansson to race in Gulf 12 Hours for United Autosports

GP2 race winner Alex Lynn and former F1 racer Stefan Johansson are among the drivers named in United Autosports' LMP3 line-up for the Gulf 12 Hours.

Eighties F1 stars sign on for Classic Adelaide rally

A trio of 1980s Formula 1 stars will take part in this year’s Classic Adelaide Rally, as part of the Adelaide Motorsport Festival in November.

Stefan Johansson’s F1 revolution, Part 3: Proposed solutions

In the third and final part of his analysis of F1, Johansson suggests ways to solve the aero, powertrain, tyre and cost issues that plague the sport.

Stefan Johansson's F1 revolution, Part 2: Identifying key issues

Continuing his three-part analysis on why Formula 1 needs a new approach, the ’80s grand prix star identifies the three areas that have sent the sport down a self-defeating dead end.

Stefan Johansson's F1 revolution, Part 1 - Problems in philosophy

The former Ferrari and McLaren Formula 1 driver's three-part analysis on why the sport – starting with grand prix racing – needs a new approach. Today he explains the basic flaw in racing's current template.

Remembering Stefan Johansson's deer-death experience

Stefan Johansson was lucky to escape with his life when his McLaren-TAG hit a deer during practice for the Austrian Grand Prix in 1987. Sam Smith met up with the Swede to recall a frightening episode.

F1 engine formula "completely broken" - Johansson

Former McLaren and Ferrari Formula 1 driver Stefan Johansson has labelled the current engine regulations as "ridiculous" for not allowing enough development to help rivals catch Mercedes.

Top 20 moments of 2014, #5: Marussia/Caterham give new meaning to money problems

Looking back of the top 20 moments of 2014, the struggles of Marussia and Caterham cannot be overlooked.

Two races, same weekend again for Scuderia Corsa

TUDOR Championship team will compete at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park while Ferrari Challenge team visits Road America.

Scuderia Corsa looking for second win of year at the 'Glen

What can the winners of the last round of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship accomplish this weekend at Watkins Glen?

Ferrari taking the championship points lead to Detroit

AIM Autosport Ferrari 458 Italia of Townsend Bell and Bill Sweedler at the top of GT-Daytona points

Scuderia Corsa sending a pair of Ferrari 458 Italias to Detroit

Tight IMSA GT Daytona points battle resumes at Detroit

Two Scuderia Corsa Ferrari’s aiming for another Detroit podium

Balzan and Westphal look to repeat podium performance on Belle Isle, while Chris Cumming joins Kyle Marcelli in second Ferrari

Strong showing for pair of Scuderia Corsa Ferrari's at Laguna Seca

Jeff Westphal and Alessandro Balzan combine to finish seventh on home court

Home event for Scuderia Corsa sees Kyle Marcelli rejoin team

Marcelli will be partnered with Stefan Johansson this weekend in team's no. 64 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia, as Alessandro Balzan and Jeff Westphal aim for a strong race

Marcelli joins Scuderia Corsa for Laguna Seca

The Ferrari team finalizes their driver lineup for Mazda Laguna Seca this weekend.

Marc Gene to race for Jota Sport

The Audi factory reserve driver and Ferrari F1 test driver will race for the British squad.

Silverstone entry list revealed - new Rebellion R-One absent

This will also be the first test in racing conditions for the new Porsche 919 Hybrid, with the German manufacturer looking to take the challenge to reigning world champions Audi and WEC race winners Toyota.

Electrical problem ends competitive run for Scuderia Corsa at Sebring

After contending for lead in GT-Daytona, team's Ferrari 458 Italia ultimately finishes in 18th.

Stefan Johansson joins Scuderia Corsa driver lineup at Sebring

Johansson and Lorenzo Case' will partner with Alessandro Balzan and Jeff Westphal for 12 hour classic.

Mike Conway returns to the World Endurance Championship

Conway, 30, made his debut in WEC last year and his consistent speed and talent was recognised during his debut season.

31 entries announced for the 2014 season

A solid number of entries for the WEC's third season.

The 56 entries invited to the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours

The official list of invited teams was made public during the traditional ACO press conference in Paris on Thursday.

Delta Motorsport partners with Millennium Racing to enter two cars in this year’s championship

The eight race championship begins at Silverstone on April 20th and includes the legendary Le Mans 24-hours in June.

Chevrolet makes history with Rolex 24 victory

Action Express leads Corvette DP sweep of overall Daytona podium.

Motorsports veteran Stefan Johansson joins Scuderia Corsa Ferrari as sporting director

The Swedish born Stefan Johansson is also an accomplished painter and designer.

Motorsports veteran Stefan Johansson joins Scuderia Corsa Ferrari as Sporting Director

Giacomo Mattioli, team principal of the 2013 Grand-AM Rolex GT champion Scuderia Corsa racing team, has announced that legendary driver Stefan Johansson has joined the team as Sporting Director.

Action Express Racing gets fast start to 2014 with quickest time in Roar testing

The No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP of João Barbosa, Christian Fittipaldi and Sebastien Bourdais. Fittipaldi posted the quickest lap of the test

Bar1 Motorsports wins Petit Le Mans

Team ends season with three straight victories and back-to-back double podiums

Rebellion Racing repeats at Petit Le Mans, captures ALMS finale

Tucker takes fourth straight class title, Cumming PC Champ by one point

Jani, Heidfeld and Prost give Rebellion back-to-back Petit Le Mans victory

American Le Mans final race was filled with close racing in all five classes at the Petit Le Mans.

Level 5 clinches fourth Championship with win in Virginia

Racing their two Honda Performance Development ARX-03b cars, the Level 5 drivers secured the ALMS 2013 Team Championship.

Quick pit work leads Luhr, Graf to 8th straight win, this one at VIR

Tucker, Briscoe win P2, and team title for Level 5. Marcelli, Cumming take second straight PC triumph.

Briscoe, Level 5 claim pole in Virginia

Scott Tucker and his Level 5 Motorsports co-drivers hope to lock up the ALMS P2 title at VIR

Smith turns the tables for Dyson at VIR, captures P1 Pole

Briscoe (P2), Cameron (PC) lead class qualifying for Oak Tree Grand Prix

Massa wins record for longest Ferrari drought

Felipe Massa's last victory came at his home race in Brazil back in 2008.

Almost perfect season opening for BAR1 Motorsports at Sebring

BAR1 enjoys a trip to the Podium at the 12 Hours of Sebring fueled by Fresh from Florida

Continental Tires debut at Sebring with rave reviews

The PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports team wins their first 12 Hours of Sebring in the Prototype Challenge (PC) Class on Continental tires.

BAR1 Motorsports ready for Sebring 12 hour race

BAR1 Motorsports returns to the American Le Mans Series 2013 Prototype Challenge Championship for the team's second full season.

Graf flexes Muscle (Milk) in Tuesday's testing at Sebring

Aston Martin quickest in GT on final lap as the teams continue to prepare for the 12 Hours of Sebring.

Audi’s di Grassi a quick learner at Sebring

Lucas di Grassi sets fastest time on opening day of testing in R18 hybrid.

Audi makes Sebring the ‘home of quattro

The Audi R18 e-tron quattro is the first hybrid sports car to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

BAR1 Motorsports add Johansson, Marcelli for Sebring 12H

Stefan Johansson and Chapman Ducote join team drivers Tomy Drissi, Rusty Mitchell, Chris Cumming and Marcelli for the season opener at Sebring.

Muscle Milk Pickett Racing continues to sizzle at Sebring testing

The BAR1 Motorsport Oreca FLM-09 was fastest in the PC class, as was the Risi Competizone Ferrari F458 Italia in the GT. The Flying Lizard Porsche lead the way in the GTC class.

Pickett Racing tops field in first day of Sebring winter testing

BAR1 Motorsports topped the PC in testing while the Risi Competizione Ferrari was fastest in the GT class. A TRG Porsche was quickest in GTC. There were no PC2 cars in attendance.

BAR1 Motorsports readies two cars for testing at Sebring

The team will field a two car effort in the ALMS in 2013 with Kyle Marcelli and Chris Cumming. Stefan Johansson will join them for longer events. Drivers of the second car will be announce later.

Winter testing scheduled for Sebring

Pickett Racing in the ALMS P1 class will be joined by GT teams from Team Falken Tire, Paul Miller Racing,Extreme Speed, SRT Viper, and Risi Competizonie and Alex Job and JDX Racing in GTC. Testing in PC are Bar1 Motorsports and CORE autosport.

Audi to compete with two R18 e-tron quattro cars at Sebring

This will be the last run of an LMP1 car of the brand at the 12-hour classic in Florida. There will also be a farewell event with historic vehicles exhibited. Audi aims for eleventh overall win at Sebring with R18 e-tron quattro.

Team Abu Dhabi claim pole for Dunlop 24 Hours of Dubai

Bleekemolen puts the number one Mercedes on the pole after the team prepared a replacement chassis for the one damaged in a Wednesday practice crash.