Racing is life – that’s what Porsche Junior Sven Müller had tattooed on his upper arm when he was 18 years old. Since then, the Mainz-born man has turned this motto into reality by making motorsport his career. This weekend the 24-year-old professional race driver secured the title of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland. With ten victories from 16 races, Sven Müller’s very first car racing title is well deserved. Never before in the 27-year history of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland has a driver won so many races in one season.
Although Müller dominated the action at the front of the field at almost every race, his rivals’ briefly gained traction in the second half of the season. At the penultimate race weekend on the Nürburgring, the clear series’ leader missed out on earning the big points. His team had overseen the regulation changes that had been sent out prior to the event and, although Müller had set pole position twice, he was relegated to start from the back of the grid for the double-header event. Undeterred by this unexpected turn of events, he instead put in a spirited charge through the field. In both races he ploughed past 18 opponents to be rewarded with vital points at the flag.
Müller obviously had the necessary speed and the ambition to succeed back in 2013 when Porsche selected the talented youngster for its junior programme. As part of his training to become a professional in Porsche’s junior scheme, he worked hard on perfecting his skills in developing a clever tactic over the race distance, on sometimes having to settle for second place, and on always getting over the finish line.
Müller is undeniably one of the fittest pilots in the racing scene: At Porsche’s six-hour charity run in Stuttgart he was one of the fastest. He often takes his road bike to the track and cycles a couple of kilometres in the evenings. At home in Bingen at the Rhine River he swims, cycles and runs – if his race calendar allows – with a triathlon club called “Team Wein”. With other club athletes he can be seen in his wetsuit swimming his “laps” in Lake Raunheim – an experience he obviously finds exhilarating. Müller likes to chat and when his brown eyes sparkle his enthusiasm spreads to his audience. Müller is an honest person, he’s an authentic sportsman who not only loves motor racing but also enjoys engaging with fans and sponsors.
When the fit, tall, dark-haired German is not putting his foot to the floor in a Porsche racer, he is recharging his battery with a hobby that has nothing to do with the world of motor racing. He goes fishing. In complete silence, he sits in his fishing tent late at night and waits for a fish to take the bait. His preferred catch is trout or carp. In Bingen, the son of a Swiss mother and a German father has created his own fishing pond.
In a week, Müller, whose helmet flies the colours of both the German and Swiss flags, could net another trophy: He travels to the double-header finale of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in Austin (Texas) as the points’ leader.