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.“
You are lining up with Markus Pommer for Team MANN-FILTER HTP in the ADAC GT Masters in 2018. What are your aims?
Let’s make no bones about it! We intend to compete up front! We’ve got a strong driver pairing with Markus and myself and I get along just great with the whole team. Our car is incredibly fast. We must see that we turn in our best performance from the word go.
In the Blancpain GT series, you are teaming up with Mercedes-AMG outfit STRAKKA, Maximilian Buhk and Alvaro Parente. A championship-winning combo?
Maxi is an incredibly talented, super quick driver, and we have another veteran in the squad with Alvaro. It’s still a very young team, but we drivers bring a lot of experience to the table. We aim to be up front in every race. My personal goal is to progress onto the winner’s podium this season after finishing runner-up in 2014. I’ll also be racing in the Intercontinental GT Challenge at Spa, Suzuka and Laguna Seca with the team, so it’s going to be very exciting!
Team MANN-FILTER HTP will also contest the ADAC Zurich 24-hour race. Have you got your eye on the podium?
I now drive one of the Mambas. The design of the Mercedes-AMG GT3 is outstanding and immediately obvious. The team have got some terrific members and couldn’t be better as people. I took a podium two years ago but we were a bit unlucky last year, so it’s time for another podium.
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.
|Intercontinental GT Challenge – Bathurst (AUS)||02/02/ – 04/02/|
|VLN 2 – Nürburgring (GER)||06/04/ – 07/04/|
|ADAC GT Masters – Oschersleben (GER)||13/04/ – 15/04/|
|Blancpain GT Series – Monza (ITA)||21/04/ – 29/04/|
|ADAC GT Masters – Most (CZE)||27/04/ – 29/04/|
|ADAC Zurich 24h-Rennen – Nürburgring (GER)||10/05/ – 13/05/|
|Blancpain GT Series – Silverstone (GB)||19/05/ – 20/05/|
|Blancpain GT Series – Paul Ricard (FRA)||01/06/ – 02/06/|
|ADAC GT Masters – Red Bull Ring (A)||08/06/ – 10/06/|
|Total 24H Spa-Francorchamps (BEL)||26/07/ – 29/07/|
|ADAC GT Masters – Nürburgring (GER)||03/08/ – 05/08/|
|ADAC GT Masters – Zandvoort (NLD)||17/08/ – 19/08/|
|Intercontinental GT Challenge – Suzuka (JAP)||24/08/ – 26/08/|
|ADAC GT Masters – Sachsenring (GER)||07/09/ – 09/09/|
|ADAC GT Masters – Hockenheim (GER)||21/09/ – 23/09/|
|Blancpain GT Series – Barcelona (ESP)||21/09/ – 23/09/|
|Intercontinental GT Challenge – Laguna Seca (USA)||26/10/ – 28/10/|
|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)|