Our Drivers

Although Müller got what he describes as a “late start” in racing, his career statistics don’t show it. In addition to winning the GTE Pro category at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2016 with co-drivers Joey Hand and Sébastien Bourdais, he earned a p3 there with BMW with Hand and finished second in the GT category at Le Mans in 1999 with Champion Racing. He won the ALMS drivers’ championship in 2011 with Hand for Rahal-Letterman Racing, following wins at the Sebring 12 Hours, Grand Prix of Long Beach and Lime Rock Park. He has extensive experience racing in IMSA and DTM, among other series.

Westbrook earned the new Ford GT’s first win at the wheel of the No. 67 Ford GT (IMSA) at Laguna Seca (Monterey, Calif.) in May. Thanks to a disciplined, commanding final stint and a strong start by co-driver Ryan Briscoe, Westbrook was able to reach the checkered flag on just one pit stop to the other teams’ two or three. Westbrook, who has more No. 1 qualifiers than any other driver in the global Ford Chip Ganassi Racing line-up, says he’d be a professional cook if he hadn’t made a career of racing.

Briscoe has history with Chip Ganassi that stretches back to his IndyCar debut in 2005, when Ganassi fielded a three-car effort that included driver Scott Dixon. He has eight IndyCar wins to his credit and won both the Rolex 24 at Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring in 2015. Briscoe got a quick start to his racing career in 1993, when he climbed into his first kart and won Australian, North American and Italian karting championships within five years. Coincidentally, Briscoe’s first sponsor – Castrol – now sponsors the current Ford GT effort.

Widely considered one of the best road racers in the world, Joey Hand returns for his third full-time season with Ford Chip Ganassi Racing in 2017 after competing in the team’s Ford EcoBoost prototype in 2015 and Ford GT in 2016. Hand credits his father Les for teaching him at an early age the discipline he needed to succeed in racing.

The Partnership

Ford Partnership:
Ford began partnering with Chip Ganassi Racing Team’s sports car efforts in the 2014 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, with Ford Chip Ganassi Racing going on to score five wins including the 2014 12 Hours of Sebring and the 2015 Rolex 24 At Daytona. Overall, Chip Ganassi Racing Team’s sports car program has earned seven championships, 46 wins, and six overall victories at the Rolex 24 At Daytona since 2004. This year will mark the team’s first attempt in the IMSA and WEC GTLM categories with two all new Ford GTs in each series.

About Ford:
Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 203,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing, financing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electrified vehicles, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. At the same time, Ford aggressively is pursuing emerging opportunities through Ford Smart Mobility, the company’s plan to be a leader in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience, and data and analytics. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company.  For more information regarding Ford, its products worldwide or Ford Motor Credit Company, visit www.corporate.ford.com.‚Äč