Porsche Motorsport factory driver Sven Müller has been announced as the second driver at D’Station Racing for the 2017 Autobacs Super GT Series.
Müller, the reigning champion of both the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup and Porsche Carrera Cup Germany championships, will join veteran Super GT mainstay Tomonobu Fujii aboard the #33 D’Station Porsche 911 GT3-R for the 2017 season.
D’Station Racing announced their 2017 Super GT entry on February 15, and Fujii was their only confirmed driver at the time. Müller’s name was added to the entry list for the #33 D’Station Porsche on March 6, and now the addition of the young German driver has been confirmed by the team today.
25-year-old Müller is one of the hottest young properties in motorsport, having just been confirmed as a full-fledged Porsche factory racer in November. He was scouted out of single-seaters, finishing 3rd in the 2011 ADAC Formel Masters championship before moving up to the FIA Formula 3 European Championship in 2012. During that time, he raced alongside the likes of future Formula 1 drivers Carlos Sainz Jr., Daniil Kvyat, and Pascal Wehrlein, as well as future GT500 driver Jann Mardenborough.
In 2016, Müller became one of only a handful of drivers to win two Porsche Carrera Cup titles in the same calendar year, dominating the German championship with ten wins from sixteen races, and winning the Mobil 1 Supercup on the strength of a hat trick of victories in Austria, Great Britain, and Hungary.
Müller joins a class of series rookies brimming with talent, including former F4 Japanese Champion Sho Tsuboi, and fellow international newcomers Jono Lester, Jake Parsons, and Sean Walkinshaw.
More importantly, with Müller’s speed and potential combined with the expertise of veteran co-driver Fujii, D’Station Racing and Porsche look poised to be legitimate championship contenders in the 2017 GT300 class.