Nico Müller first confirmed driver for Audi’s return to Le Mans
Nico Müller loves surprises. While he had just put his helmet back on after a 2021 season of the German Touring Championship (DTM) concluded in 10th place this Sunday, October 10, the 29-year-old driver announced on his social networks his future adventure with Audi: Le Mans in LMDh.
The Swiss was indeed chosen by the firm aux Rings to accompany the return of the German manufacturer in the World Championship (WEC) in 2023, as well as at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (Sarthe) the same year. “Crucial and intense months of preparation lie ahead for us, before our first races in 2023. Competing for victory in the general classification of Le Mans in an Audi is a dream come true! «
Competing for the overall win at the 24h of Le Mans in an AUDI – a dream come true! 🙏🏻😍🙌🏻# nm51 #fullpull #audi #audisport # 24hlemans #hypercar #lmdh #thankful pic.twitter.com/ZYjrqv8Eze
– Nico Mueller (@nico_mueller) October 10, 2021
Nico Müller is a regular at Audi Sport. His first official pilot contract dates back to 2014 as part of the old formula DTM. A year later, he won his first major success for the Ingolstadt firm at the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring. Audi R8 LMS specialist in various GT3 competitions (IGTC, GT World Challenge, VLN, FIA World Cup), the former single-seater hope (3rd in the 2010 GP3 Series) also finished twice in the DTM in the rank of vice-champion (2019 and 2020).
In addition, a sign of his curiosity for all kinds of disciplines, the native of Thun has already tried his hand at World Rallycross (still with Audi, in 2017 and 2018) and more recently at Formula E, first as a development driver. for Audi ABT and holder at Dragon. All that remains is to discover Endurance aboard a prototype.
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