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Jan Lammers, (born June 2, 1956) in Zandvoort, is a former Formula One driver from the Netherlands. He participated in 41 Grands Prix, debuting on January 21, 1979. In 2006 he will race in the inagural season of the Grand Prix Masters formula for retired Formula One drivers.
He spent some time driving for the ATS team. He scored no championship points, but does hold the record for the longest gap between Grand Prix starts due to his 2-race return for March in 1992. He was entered for the team in 1993, but they folded before the season started.
He also raced in the BTCC for Volvo in 1994, in their unusual 850 Estate car.
In 1988, Lammers wrote history at Le Mans, together with Andy Wallace and Johnny Dumfries: he drove 13 out of the 24 hours, and beat the Porsche team who had remained unbeaten since 1982. Jan manages to finish the Jaguar first despite a broken gearbox. It was the first victory for Jaguar since 1957. For this feat, Jan Lammers has received the title Honorary Member of the BRDC, a title rarely awarded to non British residents (Enzo Ferrari en Juan Manuel Fangio have also received the award).
In 1999 Jan Lammers starts his own Sportcar team, Racing for Holland. In 2002 and 2003 he earned the FIA Awards for his world championships in the Sportscar series.
In 2005 Jan Lammers became team owner of the Dutch A1 Grandprix team for the A1 Grand Prix, with Jos Verstappen and Jeroen Bleekemolen as drivers.
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