Nico Müller returns with Peugeot for the 8 Hours of Bahrain

Withdrawn from the 6 Hours of Fuji following a collarbone injury, Nico Müller will regain his place in the No. 94 Peugeot in Bahrain for the final round of the WEC.

Published on 30/10/2023 à 15:52

Dorian Grangier

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Nico Müller returns with Peugeot for the 8 Hours of Bahrain

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The last question concerning the Hypercar crews has just been answered. Peugeot Sport confirmed the return of Nico Müller aboard the No. 9 8X94 for the 8 Hours of Bahrain (November 2-4), at the end of the 2023 season of WEC. The Swiss did not participate in the last round, in Fuji, due to a collarbone injury, the cause of which was not revealed. He was forced to give up his place to the reserve driver of the Lion brand, Stoffel Vandoorne.

Two months later, Nico Müller was authorized to get back behind the wheel of the French Hypercar in Sakhir for his return to competition. The 31-year-old driver had already been able to get back behind the wheel during pre-season testing for Formula E, in Valencia this week. A year after his debut for Peugeot in the WEC, the Swiss hopes to perform in Bahrain.

“I can't wait to get back behind the wheel of the 9X8, get back to work with the team, and give everything for this last race of the season, rejoiced Nico Müller. I hope we end on a positive note and I really think we'll be able to do a good job. Of course it hasn't been an easy season, as everyone knows, but we showed our potential, we had good moments here and there and I hope this last race will be one of them. Bahrain remains a good memory for me because that's where, last year, I made my debut with Peugeot. We will also be able to use this experience to give our best and hope to achieve a good result. »

Stoffel Vandoorne – who will become a starter at Peugeot Sport in 2024 – will therefore not take part in a second race in a row in the WEC, but the Belgian will still be present for the Rookie Tests the day after the 8 Hours of Bahrain. He will be accompanied by Malthe Jakobsen and Mikkel Jensen.

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Dorian Grangier

A young journalist nostalgic for the motorsport of yesteryear. Raised on the exploits of Sébastien Loeb and Fernando Alonso.

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