|Date of Birth||11/09/1994|
|Date of Death||Unknown|
|Début||2015 DTM Festival|
|Total Entries||18 (17 Starts)|
|Team||ART Grand Prix|
|Car||Mercedes C63 DTM|
Auer wields the #22 Mercedes C-Coupé, run by ART Grand Prix alongside Gary Paffett. Auer suffered a difficult debut in Hockenheim at the season opener, retiring from one race and failing to start the second.
After karting from the age of seven in 2001, Auer made his debut in racing cars in the JK Racing Asia Series, taking the championship at the first attempt in 2011. Auer then opted to split his time between the German Formula 3 Series and the Toyota Racing Series in 2012, finishing as runner-up in the former. He remained as an entrant in the TRS in 2013, while, in Europe, he made the step up into the Formula 3 Euro Series.
3rd in the TRS for 2013 was combined with 4th in the Euro Series, with his efforts also rewarded with a one-off appearance in the World Endurance Championship. Dropping his Toyota commitments allowed Auer to focus on the WEC as well as the Euro Series in 2014, a move which proved profitable for his career. 4th place once again earned Auer a chance in the DTM with ART Grand Prix.
Auer was announced as a DTM driver on the 29th of January 2015, with his race number selected as #22. After retiring from the first race at the 2015 DTM Festival after contact with Martin Tomczyk, Auer failed to start the second race of the weekend. Auer ran wide at the Sachskurve on his reconnaissance lap, ending up in the barrier and out of the race.
Full DTM RecordEdit
Auer's full results from his 17 starts in the DTM are outlined in a series of tables below.
The list below includes all of the teams and cars, as well as overall finishing positions for Auer during his DTM career:
|Lucas Auer's Overall DTM Record|
|2015||ART Grand Prix||22||Mercedes C63 DTM||23rd||18|
|2016||Mücke Motorsport||22||Mercedes C63 DTM|
Below is a table showing Lucas Auer's full DTM record.
|DTM Championship Record|
|3rd||Third||DNS||Did Not Start|
|7th||Points Scorer||NC||Not Classified|
|Italics||Qualifying Race||C||Race Cancelled|
|16th||Non-points finish||†||Non-Championship Race|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 'Lucas Auer', dtm.com, (DTM, 2015), http://www.dtm.com/node/380?language=en-gb, (Accessed 07/05/2015)
- ↑ van Leeuwen, Andrew, 'European F3 frontrunner Lucas Auer gets 2015 Mercedes DTM seat', autosport.com, (Haymarket Publications, 29/01/2015), http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/117495', (Accessed 07/05/2015)