Lucas Auer (born 11 September 1994) is an Austrian racing driver. He is the nephew of former Formula 1 driver Gerhard Berger. He currently drives for HTP Winward Motorsport in DTM. He was a member of the Red Bull Junior Team.[1]

Early career

Lucas Auer at Hockenheimring, 2014

In October 2011, Lucas Auer won the 2011 JK Racing Asia Series season championship. Then the young Austrian tested a F3 Euroseries car at Valencia, with his 52-year-old uncle Gerhard Berger looking on.[2]

On 25 August 2012, Auer, driving for Van Amersfoort Racing, won the 21st round of the German F3 season, held at the 4.534-kilometre Lausitzring. He finished second in the Championship.[3]

After the 4 season Mercedes Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters campaign, in December 2018 the Red Bull Junior Team announced that Auer would join the junior program from the 2019 season and he was confirmed to race the Super Formula Championship 2019 season.[4] Auer was released from the program after a single season by "mutual consent", with team manager Helmut Marko citing Auer's age and lack of FIA Super License points as reasons for their split.[5] He would return to DTM the next year with BMW Team RMR.[6]

Racing record

Career summary

Auer in DTM in 2016.
Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2011 JK Racing Asia Series EuroInternational 18 7 6 9 17 292 1st
2012 German Formula 3 Championship Van Amersfoort Racing 27 2 2 4 11 298 2nd
FIA Formula 3 European Championship 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC‡
Toyota Racing Series Giles Motorsport 15 0 2 0 2 589 6th
2013 FIA Formula 3 European Championship Prema Powerteam 30 1 0 2 8 277 4th
Toyota Racing Series Giles Motorsport 15 2 3 4 6 797 3rd
2014 FIA Formula 3 European Championship kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport 33 3 1 2 13 365 4th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 2nd
FIA World Endurance Championship Lotus 3 0 0 0 0 1 24th
2015 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters ART Grand Prix 17 0 1 0 0 18 23rd
2016 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Mercedes-Benz DTM Team Mücke 18 1 2 0 2 68 12th
2017 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Mercedes-AMG Motorsport BWT 18 3 3 0 4 136 6th
ADAC GT Masters BWT Mücke Motorsport 4 1 0 0 2 55 17th
Formula One Sahara Force India F1 Team Test driver
2018 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-AMG Motorsport 20 0 3 2 4 121 7th
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Strakka Racing 1 0 0 0 0 4 42nd
International GT Open Drivex School 2 0 0 0 1 0 NC‡
International GT Open - Pro-Am 2 1 0 0 1 0 NC‡
2019 Super Formula B-Max Racing with Motopark 7 0 0 1 1 14 9th
Toyota Racing Series M2 Competition 15 1 3 1 7 270 3rd
ADAC GT Masters Team Zakspeed BKK Mobil Oil Racing 2 0 0 0 0 13 30th
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Mercedes-AMG Team GruppeM Racing 1 0 0 0 0 10 22nd
Intercontinental GT Challenge 1 0 0 1 0 4 23rd
2020 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters BMW Team RMR 18 1 0 0 2 51 12th
2021 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Mercedes-AMG Team Winward 16 2 1 1 4 152 5th
GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup AKKA ASP Team 1 0 0 0 0 1 32nd
Intercontinental GT Challenge Mercedes-AMG Team AKKA ASP 1 0 0 0 0 4 19th
2022 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Mercedes-AMG Team Winward 16 2 2 1 4 153 2nd
GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup Winward Racing 5 0 0 0 0 0 NC
IMSA SportsCar Championship - GTD 1 0 1 0 0 285 54th
Intercontinental GT Challenge Mercedes-AMG GruppeM Racing
2023 IMSA SportsCar Championship - GTD Winward Racing

As Auer was a guest driver, he was ineligible for championship points. * Season still in progress.

Complete German Formula Three Championship results

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

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 DC Points
2012 Van Amersfoort Racing ZAN
1

2
ZAN
2

DNS
ZAN
3

4
SAC
1

6
SAC
2

Ret
SAC
3

2
OSC
1

4
OSC
2

9
OSC
2

2
SPA
1

5
SPA
2

Ret
SPA
3

5
ASS
1

9
ASS
2

4
ASS
3

2
RBR
1

5
RBR
2

1
RBR
3

2
LAU
1

4
LAU
2

4
LAU
3

1
NÜR
1

2
NÜR
2

4
NÜR
3

2
HOC
1

8
HOC
2

2
HOC
3

3
2nd 298

Complete FIA Formula 3 European Championship results

(key)

Year Entrant Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 DC Points
2012 Van Amersfoort Racing Volkswagen HOC
1
HOC
2
PAU
1
PAU
2
BRH
1
BRH
2
RBR
1
RBR
2
NOR
1
NOR
2
SPA
1
SPA
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
VAL
1
VAL
2
HOC
1

7
HOC
2

Ret
NC‡ 0‡
2013 Prema Powerteam Mercedes MNZ
1

2
MNZ
2

Ret
MNZ
3

4
SIL
1

4
SIL
2

3
SIL
3

7
HOC
1

7
HOC
2

4
HOC
3

12
BRH
1

3
BRH
2

3
BRH
3

1
RBR
1

10
RBR
2

4
RBR
3

3
NOR
1

13
NOR
2

13
NOR
3

6
NÜR
1

5
NÜR
2

5
NÜR
3

2
ZAN
1

7
ZAN
2

12
ZAN
3

7
VAL
1

7
VAL
2

5
VAL
3

Ret
HOC
1

26
HOC
2

3
HOC
3

3
4th 277
2014 kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport Mercedes SIL
1

5
SIL
2

12
SIL
3

8
HOC
1

1
HOC
2

4
HOC
3

4
PAU
1

2
PAU
2

7
PAU
3

6
HUN
1

4
HUN
2

3
HUN
3

3
SPA
1

2
SPA
2

Ret
SPA
3

21
NOR
1

3
NOR
2

3
NOR
3

8
MSC
1

5
MSC
2

4
MSC
3

Ret
RBR
1

10
RBR
2

3
RBR
3

3
NÜR
1

7
NÜR
2

5
NÜR
3

1
IMO
1

6
IMO
2

5
IMO
3

8
HOC
1

2
HOC
2

3
HOC
3

1
4th 365

‡ As Auer was a guest driver, he was ineligible for championship points.

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results

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

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rank Points
2014 Lotus LMP1 CLM P1/01 AER P60 Turbo V6 SIL SPA LMS COA
15
FUJ SHA
14
BHR SÃO
Ret
24th 1

Complete Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters results

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

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pos Points
2015 ART Grand Prix DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupé HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

DNS
LAU
1

21
LAU
2

Ret
NOR
1

15
NOR
2

9
ZAN
1

17
ZAN
2

20
SPL
1

21
SPL
2

6
MSC
1

13
MSC
2

19
OSC
1

15
OSC
2

17
NÜR
1

6
NÜR
2

19
HOC
1

16
HOC
2

19
23rd 18
2016 Mercedes-Benz DTM Team Mücke Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM HOC
1

17†
HOC
2

15†
SPL
1

21
SPL
2

16
LAU
1

7
LAU
2

1
NOR
1

13
NOR
2

5
ZAN
1

12
ZAN
2

9
MSC
1

18
MSC
2

10
NÜR
1

7
NÜR
2

2
HUN
1

15
HUN
2

15
HOC
1

18
HOC
2

16
12th 68
2017 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport BWT Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM HOC
1

1
HOC
2

4
LAU
1

1
LAU
2

10
HUN
1

12
HUN
2

Ret
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

2
MSC
1

6
MSC
2

8
ZAN
1

15
ZAN
2

14
NÜR
1

1
NÜR
2

13
SPL
1

8
SPL
2

Ret
HOC
1

8
HOC
2

10
6th 136
2018 SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM HOC
1

2
HOC
2

15
LAU
1

4
LAU
2

14
HUN
1

2
HUN
2

DSQ
NOR
1

7
NOR
2

5
ZAN
1

3
ZAN
2

9
BRH
1

3
BRH
2

8
MIS
1

Ret
MIS
2

Ret
NÜR
1

11
NÜR
2

18†
SPL
1

6
SPL
2

Ret
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

DSQ
7th 121
2020 BMW Team RMR BMW M4 Turbo DTM SPA
1

7
SPA
2

8
LAU
1

12
LAU
2

14
LAU
1

12
LAU
2

1
ASS
1

11
ASS
2

10
NÜR
1

12
NÜR
2

11
NÜR
1

12
NÜR
2

13
ZOL
1

12
ZOL
2

3
ZOL
1

11
ZOL
2

Ret
HOC
1

12
HOC
2

16
12th 51
2021 Mercedes-AMG Team Winward Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo MNZ
1

12
MNZ
2

3
LAU
1

6
LAU
2

9
ZOL
1

9
ZOL
2

5
NÜR
1

11
NÜR
2

6
RBR
1

8
RBR
2

5
ASS
1

10
ASS
2

1
HOC
2

Ret
HOC
2

1
NOR
1

6
NOR
2

2
5th 152
2022 Mercedes-AMG Team Winward Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo ALG
1

1
ALG
2

22
LAU
1

3
LAU
2

8
IMO
1

Ret
IMO
2

4
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

13
NÜR
1

5
NÜR
2

3
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

4
RBR
1

4
RBR
2

6
HOC
1

1
HOC
2

7
2nd 153

Driver did not finish, but was classified as he completed 75% of the race distance.

Complete Super Formula results

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

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 DC Points
2019 B-MAX with Motopark SUZ
7
AUT
11
SUG
3
FUJ
Ret
MOT
7
OKA
5
SUZ
11
9th 14

Complete IMSA SportsCar Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos. Points
2022 Winward Racing GTD Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo Mercedes-AMG M159 6.2 L V8 DAY
6
SEB LBH LGA MDO DET WGL MOS LIM ELK VIR PET 54th 285

Personal information

Lucas is the nephew of former Benetton, McLaren and Ferrari F1 driver Gerhard Berger. He is the son of Berger's sister Claudia, who runs a transport company in Wörgl in Tyrol – not far from Berger's own family business.[7]

References

  1. ^ Simmons, Marcus (20 November 2018). "Auer set to join Ticktum in Red Bull Super Formula line-up". Motorsport.com.
  2. ^ F1: Grand Prix News Briefs (Update 2) Archived 2012-01-09 at the Wayback Machine Speedtv.com. SPEED Staff / GMM. 28 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Lucas Auer: Win in the race, second in the championship". ATS Formel-3 Cup. 26 August 2012.
  4. ^ "The Red Bull Junior Team and the Honda Formula Dream Project". 5 December 2018.
  5. ^ Thukral, Rachit (13 December 2019). "Auer splits with Red Bull junior programme after just one year". Autosport.
  6. ^ Ingo, Lehbrink (18 December 2019). "Lucas Auer returns to the DTM with BMW in 2020 – Established quartet of drivers remain at the wheel of the BMW M4 DTM". BMW.
  7. ^ Behind the scenes at Sepang Autosport Plus. Retrieved 7 June 2011

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Richard Bradley
(Formula BMW Pacific)
JK Racing Asia Series
Champion

2011
Succeeded by
Aston Hare