Jörg Müller

Jörg Müller

3/9/1969

Müller won the 1994 German Formula 3 Championship as well as the 1996 Formula 3000 Championship. However he never raced in F1. He tested for Arrows, Sauber and BMW-Williams. He is however a top touring car and sports car dirver.

Jörg Müller was born in Kerkrade, Netherlands, is a German race driver, driving for BMW. His team-mate Dirk Müller is unrelated, as is French driver Yvan Muller.

Müller started racing karts aged 15.

The 1994 German Formula 3 Champion won a Supertouring car race for BMW in 1995 and the 1995-1996 Spa 24 Hours as well as the 1996 Formula 3000 Championship for team RSM Helmut Marko Lola-Zytek.

From 1997 to 1998, he was a Formula One test driver for Arrows and Sauber-Petronas, before joining the BMW-Williams F1 project to do tests for engines an Michelin tyres from 1999 to 2001. He never managed to race in Formula 1 though.

From 1997 to 2000 he was also busy in sportscar racing, with drives for Nissan. He was part of the team that were winning the 24 Hours of Daytona in a Porsche 911 GT1 and leading the 1999 24 Hours of Le Mans for 18 hours in a BMW V12.

In the American Le Mans Series he celebrated victories in the BMW V12 LMR and won the GT Class there in 2001 with the BMW M3 GTR.

Since his debut in the European Championship in 2002, Jörg Müller has made an enduring impression on touring car racing. Twice he fought for the European title right up to the end, and he was a regular sight on the podiums of the ETCC. In 2004 he claimed no fewer than twelve wins – a feat unmatched by any other BMW driver. With the return of the World Touring Car Championship last year, Jörg Müller was again a sure bet for winning performances. By the end of the season he had three race wins to his name, including an impressive triumph in Magny-Cours where he came first in qualifying and went on to win both races and record the fastest lap in each.

Müller wasn’t exactly showered with luck at the final in Macau either and had to retire shortly after the start of the first race. At the same venue a year previously, he had made history when he followed up his victory in the 1993 Macau F3 Grand Prix by winning the touring car event. No other driver had managed to claim success in both these disciplines on the labyrinthine city circuit.

In 2004 he also won the 24 Hours Nürburgring driving with Dirk Müller and Hans-Joachim Stuck in the BMW M3 GTR V8 that had been raced successfully in the 2001 ALMS. In 2005, the Müllers finished 2nd behind their sister car.

Jörg currently resides in Monaco. He has a younger brother, Rainer, and an older sister, Marion.

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