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Herbert Müller (racing driver)

Herbert Müller Rebmann (11 May 1940 – 24 May 1981)[1] was a racing driver from Switzerland. He was born in Reinach and was nicknamed Stumpen-Herbie. Among other successes, he won the Targa Florio twice, in 1966 and 1973, both with Porsche.

Herbert Müller
Born(1940-05-11)11 May 1940
Reinach, Switzerland
Died24 May 1981(1981-05-24) (aged 41)
Cologne, West Germany
Formula One World Championship career
NationalitySwitzerland Swiss
Active years1971
Teamsnon-works Lotus
Entries1 (0 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1971 Italian Grand Prix
Last entry1971 Italian Grand Prix

Driving a Ferrari 512 in an Interserie race at the Nürburgring, he survived a fiery start collision that ended in the pit lane next to a fire engine. Müller got out of the car and ran towards a fire fighter who put out the flames on his overall.

He died in the 1981 1000 km Nürburgring in his Porsche 908 Turbo, racing with his longtime friend Siegfried Brunn. Before the event, Müller stated that he would retire from motorsports after the end of the race. On lap 17 of the race, Müller crashed while attempting to avoid another driver who had spun in front of him at Kesselchen. He collided heavily with an earth bank and then hit a previously retired car driven by Bobby Rahal, causing a large explosion and fire. He was dead by the time he was removed from the burning car; he had not been wearing his safety belts at the time of the crash, and was killed in the initial impact. The race was stopped after 17 laps and was not completed.

Herbert Müller in 1971 driving a Ferrari 512M at the Nürburgring
Herbert Müller, sometime in the mid-1970s at Spa-Francorchamps

Racing recordEdit

Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 WDC Pts.
1971 Villiger Cigar Team Herbert Müller Lotus 72A Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 RSA ESP MON NED FRA GBR GER AUT ITA
DNA
CAN USA NC 0

Non-Championship Formula One resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
1963 Scuderia Filipinetti Lotus 21 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 LOM GLV PAU
5
IMO SYR AIN INT ROM SOL KAN MED AUT OUL RAN

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Herbert Muller". Motor Sport. Retrieved 10 May 2019.

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