Nico Müller is the latest addition to the FIA World Endurance Championship for G-Drive Racing #26.
The 25 year old Swiss driver is getting plenty of mileage in many different kind of vehicles this year, where he has participated a full season in the DTM, done two rounds of FIA World Rallycross Championship and GT3 races in the Blancpain series among others.
Now he will have his LMP2 racing debut at the Shanghai track in China.
The G-Drive Racing team will have its 4th different lineup this season. The season started out with Roman Rusinov and Pierre Thiriet behind the wheel, and those two have been the constants in the car. Alex Lynn was the third man in the car for the first 3 rounds, until he was doing Formula E during the 4th round at Nürburgring. He was replaced by Ben Hanley on that occasion, before returning to the car in Mexico and USA. Prior to the race in Japan it was announced that Lynn would no longer be competing for the team. He was replaced at the Fuji track by James Rossiter, and now it will be Müller in the car.
The team hasn’t announced their lineup for the season finale in Bahrain, so it could well be the 5th different combination in the 9 round Championship.
G-Drive Racing has a history with Audi Sport works drivers. Rene Rast was a part of the team through the 2016 season, who was allowed to play around in an LMP2 car when he wasn’t needed for the third Audi LMP1 car. He was moved into DTM at the latter end of the season, before doing a full season there this year, ending up winning the DTM Title last weekend.
The penultimate round of this years FIA WEC will be run in Shanghai on 5 November.