After manipulation accusations: Müller rejects guilt
After the crash at the Nürburgring, Timo Glock accused Nico Müller of manipulating the race.The Audi driver rejects the blame for the accident.
It was the excitement at the Nürburgring: Timo Glock crashes into the rear of Nico Müller’s Audi.The Swiss driver brings his badly damaged car back to the pits – but before that he rides twice around the track and shakes his head in the face of the competition.The suspicion arose that Audi wanted to provoke a safety car phase in order to move the championship favourite Mattias Ekström up a few places.BMW driver Glock even accused the Ingolstadt drivers of manipulation after the race and raged with rage.
One and a half weeks after the incident in the Eifel, Müller still rejects all blame:”I was on the strategy of staying out for a long time in the first stint and was in a position to defend my position on the old tyres.I didn’t do anything wrong,”the Abt driver told’ Motorsport-Total. com’ about the incident from his point of view.
The 25-year-old admits that he “closed the line” and did on the brakes earlier,”because the angle for the chicane was relatively bad and I was on the dirty side of the track,” so I braked a little earlier than on the ideal line,”he explains and believes that there was enough room to the right of him, so that Glock could have easily overtaken him,” He decided to give me a break.
A few laps earlier, the Audi man was involved in a similar situation with the later race winner Robert Wickens:”He also attacked me and arrived from behind with his new tyres.I closed the line inside and he was able to use the grip on his new tyres, so he passed by,”he says.Wickens also accused Müller and Audi at the Nürburgring of fighting with unfair means.
Müller regrets that there was an “unnecessary” collision in the duel with Glock and that “two races were ruined”.The BMW driver fell far behind after the crash and for the Audi driver, the race was over due to the severe damage to his car shortly afterwards,”We both paid for it and I don’t think it’s my fault,”he explains.
Müller did not speak to his opponent in the accident:”I don’t want to do that either.The case is closed,”says the 25-year-old.Even if I sleep over it for another ten nights, I don’t see any fault on my part,”the Swiss suspects the incident.