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Lucas Auer proved himself in the last ATS Formula 3 Cup season.

Lucas Auer proved himself in the last ATS Formula 3 Cup season.

02.07.2013: What is the latest on... Lucas Auer? Contesting for the Dutch Van Amersfoort Racing team, the Austrian

What is the latest on... Lucas Auer?


Contesting for the Dutch Van Amersfoort Racing team, the Austrian was the best rookie and finished second in the overall standings, behind the uncatchable Jimmy Eriksson. T


his season, the 18-year old from Kufstein is contesting the FIA Formula 3 European Championship for Prema Powerteam, putting in a fantastic performance again. With the first half of the season over, we are taking stock.


Lucas Auer has already contested five of ten races in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. The next race will take place at the Norisring in two weeks time, in mid-July. The 18-year old from Kufstein is exercising to keep fit and working in his mother's transport company.


Auer can be pleased about the first half of the season. He is currently third in the overall standings. “The competition is very tough, but I made good progress during the winter and have been coping well so far,” says the driver, who follows in the steps of Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton or Bruno Spengler in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship.


“It provides additional motivation because today's big world champions have also contested the series before.” Another famous name that frequently appears in the context of Lucas Auer is that of his uncle, Gerhard Berger. “I have a lot of respect for my uncle and I am glad that he comes out to support me from time to time.”



Good school: the ATS Formula 3 Cup


In 2012 Lucas Auer delivered a brilliant performance in the ATS Formula 3 Cup, the general qualification for motorsports. He finished the season as vicechampion as well as best rookie and won three of 27 races. “The ATS Formula 3 Cup was very important for me. I came from the Formula BMW Asia.


Switching directly to the Euroseries would probably have been too big a step,” explains the 18-year old. “It was a fantastic education on great racetracks.” He is still following the ATS Formula 3 Cup and always keeps up to date. Soon, Auer will also have a team-mate from the ATS Formula 3 Cup.


Briton Emil Bernstorff, currently third in the overall standings of the ATS Formula 3 Cup, will take the place of Italian Raffaele Marciello, the leader of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, in Zandvoort. “I am sure that he will be fast. He proved that in 2012 when he contested the Formula 3 European Championship,” says the driver form Kufstein.

Auer advises all drivers who are in the top 6 or 7 of the championship to switch to the FIA Formula 3 European Championship.


Cautious look into the future


Lucas Auer intends to score as many points as possible until the end of the season. “I will not draw any conclusions until the very end.” The Austrian is not revealing anything yet about his plans for 2014. However, sponsors are always welcome...




Bettina Eichhammer, photo Formel 3 Vereinigung

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02.07.2013 / MaP

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