Experience with Mercedes-Benz.
Just like Maximilian Götz, the Austrian has also utilised Mercedes power in the past, but while Götz found his way into the DTM via the SLS AMG GT3 and the AMG Customer Sports Programme, Auer will be switching from the FIA Formula 3 European Championship to the Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM. During the past two years, Auer has lined up for Prema Powerteam and Mücke Motorsport, running the Mercedes-Benz Formula 3 engine. He won a total of four races, secured 22 podiums and twice finished fourth in the drivers’ standings of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. He also took second place at the prestigious Macau Grand Prix during the 2014 season.