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Nico Muller
Nico Müller
NicoMüllerNYC2019EPRIX.jpg
Müller at the 2019 New York E-Prix
NationalitySwitzerland Swiss
Born (1992-02-25) 25 February 1992 (age 28)
Thun, Switzerland
DTM career
Debut season2014
Current teamAudi Sport Team Abt Sportsline
Car number51
Former teamsTeam Rosberg
Starts120
Championships0
Wins10
Podiums31
Poles5
Fastest laps13
Best finish2nd in 2019, 2020
Finished last season2nd
Previous series
2012-2013
2010-2011
2009
2008-09
2008
2008
World Series by Renault
GP3 Series
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Swiss Formula Renault 2.0
Italian Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 WEC
Championship titles
2009Swiss Formula Renault 2.0
Formula E career
Debut season2019-20
Current teamGEOX Dragon
Car number7
Starts10
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Poles0
Fastest laps1
Best finish25th in 2019-20

Nico Müller (born 25 February 1992 in Thun) is a professional racing driver from Switzerland. He is currently competing full-time in the 2019-20 Formula E season driving for GEOX Dragon.

Career

Karting

Müller began his karting career in 2004 and the following year, Müller finished sixth in the Bridgestone Cup Switzerland ICA Junior class. He improved to third place in the same competition in 2006 and also finished as runner-up in the Swiss Junior Championship. In 2007, he won the Bridgestone Cup Switzerland KF3 class, winning the title by a single point, and took fifth place in the Swiss KF3 championship.

Formula Renault 2.0

In 2008, Müller stepped up to single-seaters, racing in his native Formula Renault series for Jenzer Motorsport. In his first year in the category, he finished fifth, taking a victory at Spa-Francorchamps along with two other podium places. He also took part in selected races of both the Italian Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup series. In November of that year, he contested the Italian Formula Renault 2.0 Winter Series, which was held over two races at the Imola circuit. Müller took two podium places to finish third in the standings, behind Kazim Vasiliauskas and champion Daniel Mancinelli.[1]

Müller remained in the Swiss Formula Renault 2.0 series in 2009 and wrapped up the title in dominant fashion, finishing on the podium in all twelve races, taking nine victories and nine pole positions.[2]

He also contested a full season of the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 championship with Jenzer Motorsport. He originally finished third in his début race in Barcelona, but was later promoted to second following the disqualification of race winner Albert Costa.[3] During the season he took a further four points-scoring positions to finish eleventh in the championship, the third highest placed rookie driver.[4]

GP3 Series

In 2010, Müller graduated to the new GP3 Series, continuing his long relationship with Jenzer Motorsport.[5] He took his first victory in the category at the third round of the season in Valencia, winning the sprint race after starting from the front row of the grid.[6] Another podium followed at the next round at Silverstone before he took his second win of the year with victory from pole position in the feature race at the Hungaroring.[7]

A haul of nine points in the final round at Monza ensured that Müller finished the season third overall behind Robert Wickens and eventual champion Esteban Gutiérrez.[8] Müller will remain in the championship with Jenzer Motorsport for a second season in 2011.[9]

World Rallycross

Müller competed in the 2017 World RX of France and the 2017 World RX of Latvia for the EKS RX team. He finished the events 17th and 6th respectively.

Sports car racing

In October 2017, it was announced that Müller would replace relief driver James Rossiter in the No. 26 G-Drive Racing Oreca 07, partnering regular drivers Roman Rusinov and Pierre Thiriet for the 6 Hours of Shanghai in November.[10] He finished seventh after colliding with three cars during the course of the race.[11] That month, Müller was entered into the 2017 FIA GT World Cup, driving an Audi R8 LMS with Audi Sport Team WRT,[12] and was caught up in a first lap multi-car accident in the qualifying race.[13] His car was repaired in time for the main race,[13] but crashed out after hitting a car that spun ahead of him.[14]

Other Series

At the end of October 2009, Müller tested a Formula Renault 3.5 Series car for the first time, driving for Prema Powerteam at Motorland Aragón in Spain as a prize for winning the Swiss Formula Renault title.[15] A week later, he took part in the first International Formula Master test session of the winter at the Hungaroring, finishing as the fastest driver on day one before taking second place the following day.[16][17]

Müller became the first Swiss to race in World RX

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2008 Swiss Formula Renault 2.0 Jenzer Motorsport 12 1 0 0 3 174 5th
Italian Formula Renault 2.0 4 0 0 0 0 8 32nd
Formula Renault 2.0 WEC 2 0 0 0 0 0 52nd
Italian Formula Renault 2.0 - Winter Series 2 0 0 0 2 52 3rd
2009 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Jenzer Motorsport 14 0 0 0 1 25 11th
Swiss Formula Renault 2.0 12 9 9 8 12 317 1st
2010 GP3 Series Jenzer Motorsport 16 2 1 2 4 53 3rd
2011 GP3 Series Jenzer Motorsport 16 1 0 0 3 36 4th
2012 Formula Renault 3.5 Series International Draco Racing 17 0 0 0 1 78 9th
2013 Formula Renault 3.5 Series International Draco Racing 17 2 1 0 3 143 5th
2014 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Audi Sport Team Rosberg 10 0 0 1 0 10 19th
Blancpain Endurance Series Audi Race Experience 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2015 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Audi Sport Team Rosberg 18 0 0 0 0 26 21st
Blancpain Endurance Series Belgian Audi Club Team WRT 3 0 1 0 1 41 9th
2016 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Audi Sport Team Abt 18 1 1 2 2 88 9th
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Belgian Audi Club Team WRT 3 0 1 1 1 26 10th
Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup 4 0 0 0 0 2 27th
Intercontinental GT Challenge Audi 1 0 1 1 1 18 9th
FIA GT World Cup Phoenix Racing Asia 0 0 0 0 0 N/A DNS
2017 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline 18 0 0 1 2 81 12th
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Audi Sport Team WRT 2 0 0 0 1 29 10th
FIA GT World Cup 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
Intercontinental GT Challenge Audi 1 0 0 0 0 8 12th
World Rallycross Championship EKS RX 2 0 0 0 0 13 17th
FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP2 G-Drive Racing 1 0 0 0 0 6 27th
2018 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline 20 0 0 0 3 96 10th
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Audi Sport Team WRT 1 0 0 0 0 8 39th
Intercontinental GT Challenge Audi 1 0 1 0 0 12 18th
World Rallycross Championship EKS Audi Sport 1 0 0 0 0 10 19th
Stock Car Brasil Ipiranga Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC+
2019 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline 18 3 1 4 11 250 2nd
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Audi Sport Team WRT 1 0 0 0 0 3 32nd
Intercontinental GT Challenge Audi 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2019-20 Formula E GEOX Dragon 10 0 0 1 0 0 25th
2020 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline 18 6 3 5 13 330 2nd

+ As Müller was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.

Complete GP3 Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos Points
2012 International Draco Racing ALC
1

Ret
ALC
2

Ret
MON
1

5
SPA
1

5
SPA
2

4
NÜR
1

2
NÜR
2

Ret
MSC
1

8
MSC
2

Ret
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

7
HUN
1

6
HUN
2

Ret
LEC
1

8
LEC
2

7
CAT
1

12
CAT
2

15
9th 78
2013 International Draco Racing MNZ
1

13
MNZ
2

5
ALC
1

Ret
ALC
2

5
MON
1

1
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

5
MSC
1

7
MSC
2

4
RBR
1

13
RBR
2

8
HUN
1

1
HUN
2

5
LEC
1

10
LEC
2

2
CAT
1

12
CAT
2

4
5th 143

Complete Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Complete Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup results

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pos. Points
2016 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS Pro MIS
QR
MIS
CR
BRH
QR
BRH
CR
NÜR
QR

5
NÜR
CR

34
HUN
QR
HUN
CR
CAT
QR

Ret
CAT
CR

14
27th 2

Complete FIA World Rallycross Championship results

(key)

Supercar

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 WRX Points
2017 EKS RX Audi S1 BAR POR HOC BEL GBR NOR SWE CAN FRA
17
LAT
6
GER RSA 17th 13
2018 EKS Audi Sport Audi S1 BAR POR BEL GBR NOR SWE CAN FRA LAT
9
USA GER RSA 19th 10

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results

Year Entrant Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2017 G-Drive Racing LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 SIL SPA LMS NÜR MEX COA FUJ SHA
7
BHR 27th 6

Complete Formula E results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Chassis Powertrain 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pos Points
2019-20 GEOX Dragon Spark SRT05e Penske EV-4 DIR
DNS
DIR
Ret
SCL
12
MEX
Ret
MRK
20
BER
NC
BER
14
BER
12
BER
20
BER
17
BER
22
25th 0

References

  1. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 Italia Winter Cup 2008". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "LO Formula Renault 2.0 Suisse 2009". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Albert Costa disqualified, Nathanaël Berthon is winner". renault-sport.com. Renault Sport. 2009-04-19. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup 2009". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Jenzer Motorsport confirm GP3 drivers". gp3series.com. GP3 Series. 2010-02-08. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Nico Müller dominates to take first GP3 win". gp3series.com. GP3 Series. 2010-06-27. Archived from the original on 2010-06-29. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Nico Müller flies to victory in Budapest". gp3series.com. GP3 Series. 2010-07-31. Archived from the original on 2010-08-04. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "GP3 Series 2010". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved .
  9. ^ Glendenning, Mark (2010-10-07). "Muller stays in GP3 with Jenzer". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved .
  10. ^ Müller, Oliver (20 October 2017). "Shanghai: Nico Müller freut sich auf LMP2-Raumschiff". Speedweek (in German). Retrieved 2017.
  11. ^ "WEC - Porsche and Ferrari Claim World Titles in Shanghai". Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 5 November 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  12. ^ Watkins, Gary (20 October 2017). "Lucas di Grassi gets Audi Macau return with GT3 debut". Autosport. Retrieved 2017.
  13. ^ a b "FIA GT World Cup - Biggest repair effort in history of GT racing". Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 19 December 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  14. ^ Goodwin, Graham (19 November 2017). "Mortara Takes Sixth Macau Race Win". DailySportsCar. Retrieved 2017.
  15. ^ "The future won't wait!". renault-sport.com. Renault Sport. 2009-10-27. Retrieved .
  16. ^ "Nico Muller tops day one at IFM Hungarian test". automobilsport.com. MaP. 2009-11-06. Retrieved .
  17. ^ "Sweden's Philip Forsman set the fastest time in today's Hungarian test". automobilsport.com. MaP. 2009-11-07. Retrieved .

External links

Nico Müller career summary at DriverDB.com

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Christopher Zanella
Swiss Formula Renault 2.0
Champion

2009
Succeeded by
Zoël Amberg
FR2.0 Middle
European Championship

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