Nico Mueller appears set to join Audi’s factory LMDh lineup, following the Swiss drivers’ confirmation on social media that he’s extended his contract with the German manufacturer.
The 29-year-old posted on Twitter that he’s been confirmed as one of Audi’s official LMDh drivers.
“Important and intense months of preparation are lying ahead for us before we go racing in 2023,” Mueller wrote. “Competing for the overall win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in an Audi is a dream come true.”
Mueller became an Audi factory driver in 2014 and largely competed in DTM and various GT3 endurance races although has a previous LMP2 outing in the FIA World Endurance Championship with G-Drive Racing in 2017.
He is expected to be joined by several other existing Audi factory drivers in the LMDh roster including Rene Rast and Kelvin van der Linde, as well as the potential for several drivers currently not under contract by the manufacturer.
Longtime Audi-contracted driver Mike Rockenfeller, however, won’t be part of the factory LMDh squad, having ended a 15-year relationship with Audi following last weekend’s DTM season finale at the Norisring.
Rockenfeller is rumored to have signed with another rival LMDh manufacturer for a program that could begin as early as next year in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in the DPi ranks.