Austrian Lukas Dunner has been confirmed by Drivex as part of the 2018 Euroformula Open campaign together with previously announced Christian Hahn
Drivex has announced that Lukas Dunner will join their driver line-up for the upcoming 2018 season in the Euroformula Open championship. The Austrian talent will team up with Christian Hahn, who was also confirmed in December to contest the series with another Drivex-entered Dallara F312.
Dunner was quite competitive during his former karting career, having continued success in multiple championships in the Rotax racing categories. Highlights include being crowned champion at the 2014 Central Eastern European Rotax Max Challenge in Mini Max and winning the Central Eastern European title in Juniors in 2016, thereby qualifying to represent Austria at the prestigious Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in Italy.
The most recent addition to the DriveX driver line-up made his transition to single-seaters in 2017, competing in the F4 Spain Championship and the SMP F4 NEZ. Despite being his maiden season and one the youngest competitors on the grid, Dunner confidently stepped up onto the podium against his older and often more experienced rivals. Over the past months, Dunner has been participating in an extensive test programme at the wheel of a Dallara F312 car.
Dunner explains: “I am very excited to join Drivex for the 2018 Euroformula Open season. I really enjoy being in this comfortable and familiar team environment, which helps me a lot to perform at my best possible level. Drivex has a proven track record of success as well. We’ve been busy testing in the F3 car during the winter, but I still have a lot to learn. I am really looking forward to race at some of the best tracks in the world such as Monza, Spa and Silverstone! I can’t wait to get the season started with Drivex and see what we can achieve together.”
Miguel Ángel de Castro, Team Principal of Drivex, also adds: “I’m pleased to have Lukas Dunner joining our team because he is a talented driver with a bright future ahead. He is extremely young and, despite his limited experience in single-seater racing of only one year, he made steady, fast progress with our Formula 3 car. The season kicks off, but we still have a long way to go ahead of our season debut with the Winter Series. We will work to help Lukas to keep improving. I sincerely hope we will have a successful season together and I´m looking forward to repeating the same winner path we achieved with his fellow countryman Ferdinand Habsburg.”