Alex Müller (racing driver)

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Alex Müller
Nationality  German
Born (1979-01-20) 20 January 1979 (age 35)
Emmerich (Germany)
Debut season 2010
Current team Triple H Team Hegersport
Car no. 33
Former teams Mad-Croc Racing
Starts 14
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 1
Best finish 26th in 2010
Previous series
2004, 200709
2005
2003
2001
1999
1998, 2002
1997–98, 2000
1996
1996
1995
FIA GT Championship
Italian F3
NASCAR Craftsman Trucks
Euro Formula 3000
French F3
International F3000
German F3
Formula Renault Europe
Formula Renault Germany
BMW Formula Junior
Championship titles
1996 Formula Renault Germany
For other people with similar names, see Alexander Müller.

Alexander Müller (born 20 January 1979 in Emmerich) is a German racing driver.

Career[edit]

Müller stepped up from karting in 1995, and finished third in BMW Formula Junior driving for Abt Sportsline. In 1996 he won Formula Renault Germany. Müller stepped up to Formula Three for 1997, finishing third in the German Formula Three Championship.[1]

Müller stepped up to International Formula 3000 for 1998 driving as a BMW Junior for the Oreca team, but only finished in 20th position. He opted to race in the French Formula Three Championship in 1999, and finished seventh. He then returned to the German championship in 2000, and finished as runner-up to Giorgio Pantano, driving for Team Ghinzani. In 2001, he raced for the team in Euro 3000, and finished third in the standings behind Felipe Massa and Thomas Biagi. Müller returned to International F3000 in 2002, driving the first five rounds for Durango before moving to European Minardi for the next four rounds, but he failed to score any points during his nine races and separated from the team with three rounds remaining.

Müller tested with IndyCar Series team PDM Racing at the beginning of 2003. He competed at two NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (now Camping World Truck Series) short tracks before the end of the season. He finished 26th in the #23 Team Racing at Indianapolis Raceway Park and finished 25th in the #07 Green Light Racing at Martinsville Speedway.[2]

Having failed to find sponsorship for NASCAR or IndyCar campaigns, Müller returned to Europe in 2004. He was due to race for Taurus Sports at the opening round of the inaugural Le Mans Series season, but the car did not start the race. He did race in the 2004 Spa 24 Hours for JMB Racing with Karl Wendlinger, Bert Longin and Pierre-Yves Corthals. The team finished the race in 16th place.

Müller returned to Formula Three in 2005, racing for his old team Ghinzani in the Italian Formula Three Championship. He finished as runner-up to Luigi Ferrara, nine points behind, having had twenty points taken away for a technical irregularity.

After sitting out the 2006 season, Müller once again raced in the Spa 24 Hours, this time for Scuderia Playteam Sarafree, finishing 18th in a Maserati MC12.

For 2008, Müller raced full-time in the FIA GT Championship for Jetalliance Racing in their second Aston Martin DBR9, alongside owner Lukas Lichtner-Hoyer. Müller set pole position for the second race of the season at Monza, but the car did not finish the race. The car did finish second at Oschersleben behind its sister car driven by Ryan Sharp and Karl Wendlinger.

Müller was signed by the Vitaphone Racing Team for the 2009 season, to race its second Maserati MC12, as teammate to Miguel Ramos. The pair finished eighth in the standings, after scoring three pole positions. They helped Vitaphone to win the teams championship. Müller also finished third in the GT1 class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Jetalliance, having set class pole position.

Müller competed in the new FIA GT1 World Championship in 2010, driving a Corvette C6.R for the Mad-Croc Racing banner alongside Xavier Maassen for the first round before being replaced by Nicolas Armindo for the second round. At the fifth round at Spa-Francorchamps, he replaced Alexandros Margaritis at Triple H Team Hegersport and reached for them until the end of the season.

Racing record[edit]

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2009 Austria Jetalliance Racing Austria Lukas Lichtner-Hoyer
Austria Thomas Gruber
Aston Martin DBR9 GT1 294 31st 3rd

Complete GT1 World Championship results[edit]

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pos Points
2010 Mad-Croc Racing Corvette ABU
QR

14
ABU
CR

10
SIL
QR
SIL
CR
BRN
QR
BRN
CR
PRI
QR
PRI
CR
26th 24
Triple H Team Hegersport Maserati SPA
QR

12
SPA
CR

2
NÜR
QR

13
NÜR
CR

20
ALG
QR

6
ALG
CR

9
NAV
QR

6
NAV
CR

Ret
INT
QR

10
INT
CR

10
SAN
QR

11
SAN
CR

9
2011 Young Driver AMR Aston Martin ABU
QR

Ret
ABU
CR

6
ZOL
QR

3
ZOL
CR

3
ALG
QR

Ret
ALG
CR

Ret
SAC
QR

10
SAC
CR

Ret
SIL
QR

1
SIL
CR

2
NAV
QR

Ret
NAV
CR

13
PRI
QR

2
PRI
CR

3
ORD
QR

16
ORD
CR

14
BEI
QR

1
BEI
CR

2
SAN
QR

5
SAN
CR

10
4th 103

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.driverdb.com/drivers/457/career/ Alex Müller career statistics at Driver Database
  2. ^ "2003 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ralf Druckenmüller
German Formula Renault champion
1996
Succeeded by
Robert Lechner