Born in the beautiful and historic city of Salzburg in 1997, I grew up with a strong sense of family, faith and country. A lover of sport from a young age, I always enjoyed competition and pushing myself, but it was karting that became my true passion aged 10. By 13 years old I entered my first international championship and knew it was my calling. I went on to work my way through the go-kart ranks, and finally, in 2014 I graduated to single-seaters.
The highlights in my open-wheel racing came in the 2016 Euroformula Open season, where I claimed the rookie title and finished runner-up overall. Alongside my F3 campaign, I raced in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup, where I qualified on pole and finished in second place in Monaco.
2017 saw me race in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, where I took a memorable win at Spa and three further podiums, finishing the season on a high with the bittersweet Macau Grand Prix (search it on YouTube!).
In 2018 beside my FIA Formula 3 European Championship campaign, I challenged myself by competing in the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona in LMP2 , which was my maiden endurance race and also my first time racing a prototype car. I finished fifth overall and really understood the appeal of 24-hour racing.
2019 was a challenging and exciting year as I made my debut in the world-famous DTM championship in the Aston Martin Vantage DTM car with R-Motorsport.
In 2020, I returned to DTM, joining Audi Sport Team WRT for an unforgettable season where I took my first DTM podium and pole position with the team that became family.
That brings me up to 2021, starting my first full season in sports cars at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, then winning my first international title in the Asian Le Mans Series with G-Drive Racing by APR in an LMP2 car. After a successful start, I decided to join APR for a full campaign in ELMS, while launching my sustainability project, Drive Fast, Act Faster with Green Future Project.
Aiming to fulfil a long-time dream of competing in Le Mans, I joined Team WRT for my debut in the FIA WEC. In less than six months we achieved our maiden podium in Monza, foreshadowing the greatest victory of my career at the 89th 24 Hours of Le Mans, where we took a dramatic win together with my teammates Robin Frijns and Charles Milesi. Following our Le Mans triumph, we won the two remaining races of the season in Bahrain sealing the World Championship title.
In the 2022 season, I returned to the FIA WEC with Team WRT while also joining Prema Team in ELMS and achieved a dream by winning a title in red. I also entered the Rolex 24H at Daytona with Tower Motorsport and we ended up on the podium, just missing out on the watch.
In 2021 I joined the ORF Formula 1 crew as an expert, working alongside Ernst Hausleitner and Alex Wurz. Besides the post-race shows in the studio, I also visited several F1 Grand Prixs with the ORF squad, including the memorable 2021 Belgian GP, joined Ernst in the commentary booth, and even hosted the post-Qualifying interviews at the Austrian GP.
I am fortunate to have a job that takes me to all parts of the world, and even in my time off I prefer to put on my hiking boots or grab my surfboard to relax.
Motorsport is my passion and it fills me with joy to race at some of the coolest tracks around the world with proper race cars. However, the carbon footprint it causes has been concerning me for a long time. That’s why in 2021, together with Green Future Project we brought Drive Fast, Act Faster to life.