Michael Ammermüller has been a regular on the list of title aspirants in
Ammermüller has contested the
Throughout the 2019 season, Ammermüller showed no signs of losing focus. In his eighth Supercup year, the seasoned specialist turned up at every race with impressive ambition. He climbed the podium six times and won the races on the street circuit of Monaco, at the Hungaroring in Hungary and in Mexico City. For much of the season, however, the Lechner driver played the role of hunter. His teammate,
On his way to the title, however, the fight turned intense: Ammermüller faced tough competition from three young hotspurs: Andlauer, Larry ten Voorde and Ayhancan Güven. At the finale on the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico, the same quartet went head-to-head for the title. This is a situation that Ammermüller knows well. In the past two years, he has claimed the championship crown in Central America – beating
Never giving up and getting out of tricky situations – Ammermüller learned this early on in his racing career. Born in Passau, the Bavarian became one of the world’s most promising single-seater hopefuls. Ammermüller climbed the career ladder via the GP2 series to Formula 1 test driver with Red Bull Racing. In 2007, the sportsman experienced a major setback when he seriously injured his hand in a racing accident. This proved to be a serious blow for the highly talented sports man, whose career suddenly stood at a crossroad. But Ammermüller didn’t give up on his dream of becoming a professional racing driver. He worked tirelessly on his comeback – a phase in which he learned that patience and composure pays dividends. In 2010, the German switched to GT racing and contested the ADAC GT Masters. Two years later he debuted in the
It fits Ammermüller’s down-to-earth nature that he has a second string to his bow parallel to his racing career. During the week, the master mechanic and economist works at his parents’ waste disposal company in Neuburg am Inn. When he finds time between his work and racing commitments, he enjoys riding his road bike. At the end of 2017 he welcomed his daughter Leni Marie to the world. In his busy life, Ammermüller now sets his sights on another highlight: If he wins at least another two races, he will set a new record for the most victories in the
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