Just a day after announcing that Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb will not return to the LMP1 driver line-up next year, Porsche announced the next step in the career of of Germany's Sven Müller. Selected as a Porsche Junior in 2013, Müller moves into to role of a factory driver for 2017, joining the circle of GT works drivers.
Müller began his motor racing career in karting. He spent four years racing single-seaters and was selected as a Porsche junior in the autumn of 2013. Over the following three years he tackled the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland and the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. In 2016 he secured the titles in both series as the best driver. He also helped Konrad Motorsport in the Carrera Cup and Lechner MSG Racing in the Supercup to claim the team championship titles. Moreover, Müller gave impressive performances at individual races in the VLN, the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship and in the FIA World Endurance Championship WEC. At his first WEC outing at Spa in 2015, he and Kevin Estre scored an impressive third place.