Nico Müller to contest for Audi in a DTM

Posted on 17. Jan, 2014 by in Audi Canada

Nico Müller valid his eligibility for a empty Audi RS 5 DTM cockpit by delivering clever performances in lane tests. “We’ve been examination Nico’s career for some time now. He finished a few hundred exam kilometers in a DTM cars and left an superb impression. I’m assured that it won’t take him prolonged to fill a opening that has been combined by Filipe Albuquerque switching to a LMP and GT program,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich.

Dieter Gass, Head of DTM during Audi Sport, looks brazen to operative with a immature talent as well: “Nico is a good fit for Audi, both in terms of his speed and his personality, and will no doubt be a profitable further to a DTM on a whole. we consider really rarely of him and design that he’ll be means to means a warn now and afterwards in his rookie season.”  

For Nico Müller, a appointment as an Audi bureau motorist in a 2014 DTM deteriorate means a accomplishment of a long-held dream: “I watched a array even as a child. And ever given we tested a DTM Audi for a initial time, if not before, I’ve been forgetful about an eventuality to competition a competition in such a car,” says a Swiss. “The DTM ranks among a many veteran and renouned racing array worldwide and is on most each driver’s wish list. That’s because it’s a good respect for me that Audi is fixation a trust in me to competition in an RS 5 DTM.”

Müller is used to doing absolute competition cars. In a 2013 season, his sixth year of open-wheel racing in total, he contested a World Series by Renault in a 530-hp regulation automobile and finished in fifth place of a standings after scoring dual competition victories – that enclosed winning a season’s apex eventuality in Monaco. “It’s not so most a engine’s energy outlay that I’m not informed with as pushing with a roof over my helmet, though that’ll shortly turn second inlet to me,” says a furloughed automobile rookie with confidence. His personal aims for his entrance deteriorate are noted by rhythmical optimism: “The competitiveness in a DTM drivers’ margin is unique, so it’ll be formidable to measure points. My idea is to learn fast and steadily, and to spasmodic conduct a jump into a tip 10 in a second half of a season.”

Filipe Albuquerque to competition for Audi in a Le Mans 24 Hours

While Nico Müller is switching to a DTM, Filipe Albuquerque, after 3 years in furloughed cars, is following a call of continuation racing. The 28-year-old Audi bureau motorist from Portugal will be competing for a 4 rings in a LMP module as good as in GT sport. His deteriorate will start on Jan 25/26 with a joining in a Daytona 24 Hours in an Audi R8 LMS of a Flying Lizard Motorsport team. Last year, Albuquerque won a GT category there.

In a new Audi R18 e-tron quattro hybrid sports car, a Portuguese, as partial of a FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), will competition a 6-hour competition during Spa-Francorchamps (May 3) and a Le Mans 24 Hours (June 14/15). Albuquerque has already successfully achieved lane tests in a LMP1 sports automobile for Audi Sport and looks brazen to a new challenge: “I can frequency wait: I’m going to competition during Le Mans in a Audi R18 e-tron quattro, in other difference in a best automobile in a biggest competition of a world. Hybrid, quattro, traction control – I’m removing to know many sparkling technologies that are new to me. It’s good that I’ll be means to pull on a expertise of gifted team-mates. That’ll accelerate my familiarization.”

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Profile: The new Audi bureau motorist Nico Müller (CH)

Date of birth: Feb 25, 1992
Place of birth: Thun (CH)
Residence: Blumenstein (CH)
Marital status: singular (partner Lara)
Height/weight: 1.85 m/73 kg
Motorsport since: 2004 (Audi motorist given 2014)

2004–2007 Kart
2006 2nd in Swiss Karting Championship (Junior Category)
2007 1st in Bridgestone Kart Cup (KF3 Category)
2008 5th in Formula Renault 2.0 Switzerland, 3rd in Italian Formula Renault Winter Championship, best rookie
2009 1st in Formula Renault 2.0 Switzerland, 11th in Formula Renault Eurocup
2010 3rd in GP3 Series, best European driver
2011 4th in GP3 Series
2012 9th in World Series by Renault 3.5
2013 5th in World Series by Renault 3.5
2014 DTM (Audi RS 5 DTM)
Twitter @nico_mueller

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