Müller: GP2 move would have been mistake
29 October 2010 – Nico Müller is keen to pick up the GP3 title next year, having finished third with Jenzer Motorsport in the series’ inaugural campaign this season. Already confirmed to be staying with the outfit, the Swiss driver is wasting no preparation time and admits that progressing to GP2 immediately would have been an error.
After being a front-runner throughout the year, Müller was also quick in the recent post-season test sessions, confirming that expectations can be high for 2011.
“It was always my plan to continue for a second year in GP3 – even before the first season started,” explained the 18-year-old from Thun.
“I think a two-year plan is the best option. You learn the most. Another factor for me was that I only had two years of Formula Renault experience behind me and one of those was racing at national level, so my experience even now is still not really high.
“I think a step up to GP2 at this stage would’ve definitely been too early - mistakes get expensive and you can ruin your own reputation pretty quickly
“For sure, now my expectations in GP3 are very, very high and I will have a lot more pressure to get results in 2011 than I did last year, but I am confident and I think I made the right choice with the championship and my team.”
When quizzed over his goal for next season, Müller replied:
“I want to win! That’s it! I mean, I finished P3 in 2010 so there is only one thing that’s possible for me now. I want to win the championship, which will be about consistency for me. It looks like there are going to be many good drivers in the series next season, so it will be a close fight, but I think we have all we need to do it. I’m ready.”