To mess with his head – many of Michael Ammermüller’s rivals have tried to do this, but in vain. Even on the rare occasions when he is not the fastest on the track, the 32-year-old Bavarian from Rotthalmünster keeps his nerve and resolutely accumulates as many points as possible towards the championship. Patience, persistence and hard work earned him the title. Winning the
This relaxed approach to pressure was the key to success, especially at the season finale in Mexico. His flawless drive at the doubleheader event in Mexico City, which resulted in positions two and three, paved the way for him to claim the
With his typical composure and consistency, the seasoned specialist has tackled the
Success in the international one-make cup series changed the driver from Rotthalmünster in Bavaria. The Lechner driver is still level-headed and patient, but in the paddock of the
However, at the wheel of his
The racing driver is no stranger to rollercoaster rides throughout his career. As a talented single-seater driver, Ammermüller climbed the career ladder via the GP2 series to Formula 1 test driver with Red Bull Racing. In 2007, the Passau-born sportsman experienced a major setback when he seriously injured his hand in a racing accident. The consequences: surgery and a crossroads in his career. But Ammermüller didn’t give up on his dream to become a professional racing driver. He trained every day in the gym, and worked tirelessly with a physiotherapist. In 2010, Ammermüller switched to GT racing and contested the ADAC GT Masters. 2012 saw him change to the
Michael Ammermüller has a busy and full life away from the racetracks, as well. During the week, the trained car mechanic and economist works at his parents’ waste-disposal company in Neuburg am Inn. The best way for the southern Bavaria to switch off is on two wheels. He brings his racing bike to every Supercup weekend and each year pedals roughly 10,000 kilometres. Recently, however, Ammermüller has good reason to leave his bike in the garage, even during his spare time. At the end of 2017 he welcomed his daughter Leni Marie to the world. For the new father, this marks the beginning of a challenging balancing act: Professional racing driver, employee in his family firm and father.
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