Sims joins Team Mücke
11 December 2008 – This Wednesday, Berlin based Team Mücke Motorsport supported by Schlüter announced the signing of its second new driver for the 2009 Formula 3 Euro Series season. Last week, the squad had signed Marco Wittmann (19/Markt Erlbach) and now, the cooperation with Briton Alexander Sims was wrapped up. In the 2008 season, the 20-year old secured two race wins and a total of twelve podiums in the in the Formula Renault UK to finish runner-up in the championship.
"I'm truly delighted with having the chance of contesting the 2009 Formula 3 Euro Series season for Mücke Motorsport," said Sims. This Sunday, he was the 20th young driver to be decorated with the 'McLaren Autosport BRDC Award' award, the prestigious award for young drivers that has been jointly awarded - since 1989 - on an annual basis by the Formula 1 team, the magazine Autosport and the British Racing Driver Club. "At the end of the 2008 season, Peter Mücke invited me to test at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz and the test proved to be a very successful one," revealed the Englishman who started his motor-racing career back in 1999 in kart racing and contested his first single-seater season in 2007. "Mücke is a very professional team and proved to be the only one that had what it took to consistently deliver on the same level as France's ART team, in the 2008 Formula 3 Euro Series season."
Meanwhile, Peter Mücke also was delighted with having signed a second promising young gun for the new season. "I think we will be able to secure podium finishes with Alexander;" said the Team Principal of the squad based in the German Capital that entered the car for the 2008 Rookie Cup winner and finished third in the Team Championship. "And who knows if this competitive rookie won't be able to even celebrate a race win every now and then?" In addition to contesting the Formula 3 Euro Series, Team Mücke Motorsport supported by Schlüter also competes in DTM, the Formula BMW Europe and the ADAC Formula Masters. With some 75 employees travelling to the numerous race venues, it is Germany's biggest independent motor-racing team.