Date of birth: 04.02.1986
Place of birth: Ochsenfurt / Bayern
Place of recidence: Uffenheim
Height: 1,76 m
Hobbies: Fast cars, cycling, fitness, friends
„Adrenaline, power, precision, passion and teamwork – this is motorsport. It is a tremendous feeling to win and to celebrate with my team.“
Max, are you looking forward to returning to the ADAC GT Masters?
Definitely! I’m super-motivated and just can’t wait to get back in the car. I’ve celebrated many a success with the guys and girls at HTP Motorsport in the past. The team was always like a second home to me, and I’m looking forward to a bright future together. I’m obviously very happy to continue as part of the Mercedes-AMG family.
What are your expectations for yourself and HTP Motorsport this year?
I know only too well how tight it is in the ADAC GT Masters. I will probably never forget how we clinched the 2012 championship in the very last race. This year, the starter field is again very large and the opposition are strong. But we can feel confident going into the new season. The team has repeatedly shown what it’s capable of, and in Patrick I have a talented team-mate at my side. Taking all of that into account, we should be aiming for the top.
You have a special routine ahead of the race weekends…
The evening before the race, I like to sleep in my Schmidtmeier camper in the paddock. This allows me to stay close to the team and to experience the feeling of the track even more intensely. For me personally, this is the best preparation for a race weekend.
Helmets and their designs are like the faces of the drivers. They are quite personal, showing traces of the past and are individual to each person. Helmet designs evolve over time.
For me, however, elements remain that have been there since the very beginning. This year, I have taken my inspiration for my helmet design from the car. Consequently, the elements and colours complement each other perfectly and make a better and more harmonious whole.
|28/04/17 – 30/04/17||Oschersleben|
|19/05/17 – 21/05/17||Lausitzring|
|09/06/17 – 11/06/17||Red Bull Ring|
|21/07/17 – 23/07/17||Zandvoort|
|04/08/17 – 06/08/17||Nürburgring|
|15/09/17 – 17/09/17||Sachsenring|
|22/09/17 – 24/09/17||Hockenheim|
|2017||ADAC GT Masters – Mercedes-AMG Team HTP Motorsport – 16th overall, 1 podium
24h Nürburgring – Haribo Racing Team Mercedes-AMG – 9th place
24h Spa-Francorchamps – Black Falcon – 12th place
Blancpain GT Series Asia – GruppeM Racing Team – 2 races, 1 win
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup – Black Falcon – 8th overall
|2016||DTM – HWA (Mercedes-AMG DTM Team) – 20th overall
24-Hours of Nürburgring – Haribo Racing Team-AMG – 3rd place
24-Hours of Spa – AMG-Team HTP Motorsport – 5th place
|2015||DTM – Mücke Motorsport (Mercedes-AMG DTM) – 22nd overall, 2nd best rookie|
|2014||Blancpain Sprint Series – HTP Motorsport – 1st overall
Blancpain GT Series – HTP Motorsport – 3rd overall
ADAC GT Masters – HTP Motorsport – 5th overall
|2013||Blancpain Endurance Series – HTP Racing – 2nd overall
24-Hours of Spa – HTP Racing – 1st place
Nürburgring 1,000km – HTP Racing – 1st place
ADAC GT Masters – Polarweiss Racing – 3rd overall
DTM tests – Mercedes-Benz AMG C-Class
|2012||ADAC GT Masters – kfzteile24 MS Racing – 1st overall drivers and team standings|
|2011||ADAC GT Masters – MS-Racing – 20th overall|
|2010||ADAC GT Masters – s-Berg Racing – 32nd overall|
|2009||Trofeo Lamborghini – Team Holzer, 7th overall|
|2008||Formula 3 Euro Series – RC-Motorsport – 22nd overall|
|2007||International Formel Master – ISR Racing – 10th overall
Formula 3 Euro Series – RC-Motorsport
Formel ADAC – Development, Official test driver
|2006||Ferrari FXX – Testing in Maranello and at Nürburgring|
|2005||Formula 3 Euro Series – HBR Motorsport / ASM Motorsport – 14th overall|
|2004||Formula 3 Euro Series – TME / Team Kolles – 19th overall|
|2003||Formula BMW – Mücke Motorsport – 1st overall
ADAC Junior Motor Racing Driver of the Year
|2002||Formula BMW – Mücke Motorsport – 2nd overall, best rookie|
|2001 – 1996||Karting – German champion twice (in different classes)|