Quick and Dirty: Nico Müller
Short questions, fast answers. DTM.com wanted to know how quick-witted the drivers are. Here you will find out personal things about the drivers racing in the touring-car series. This time it’s Nico Müller’s turn.
Please tell us three attributes describing you as racing driver...
Determined, precise, perfectionist.
Who was your teenage idol?
In the days of my early youth definitely Michael Schumacher. After all, I grew up when he celebrated his biggest successes. I watched all his races on TV. He was my biggest hero. And I admired him from afar. He is and will remain an idol of our sport.
Is there a sport you have no talent in at all and why?
Football. I just don’t get it. I have got no feel for it in my feet. And I don’t enjoy it when we play football in the Audi fitness camp. I think me and the ball will never become friends.
What would your profession be if you hadn’t become a racing driver?
A question I just can’t answer spontaneously. I’m a bicycle fanatic. There are several areas where you could get involved in, in this sector. I possibly even would have contested races myself. That’s my second passion, with motor racing being my first.
If you had the chance of meeting a celebrity: whom would you choose and why?
Ayrton Senna. Absolutely. The more I engaged myself in the motor-sport history the better I realised that he was and remains truly unique. To share some minutes with him would be absolutely fantastic. I’d give a lot if this dream could be made true.
What would you do without your smart phone?
It’s a part of my life. Without it I’d arguably have more peace and more leisure time. On the one hand we are spoiled, today, and are delighted with all the options we are provided with by this small device. On the other it occasionally controls us more than it is controlled by us. I arguably even would see the positive aspects if the smart phone wasn’t available any longer.