Dec.21 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Gerhard Berger’s nephew is speeding down the road to follow his famous uncle into formula one.
Two decades ago, ten-time winner Berger shared the McLaren garage with Ayrton Senna, whose own nephew Bruno went on to race in F1 with HRT and Lotus/Renault.
Now, 17-year-old Lucas Auer – the son of former BMW motor sport director and Toro Rosso co-owner Berger’s sister Claudia – is getting serious about his single seater racing.
This year, he raced in the JK Racing Asia Series and was recently crowned champion.
“It’s really important for my future,” he said of the title. “I had to win this season and now I can see what I will do in the future.”
Last week, according to motorline.cc, the young Austrian tested a F3 Euroseries car at Valencia, with 52-year-old Berger watching on.