January 30 1981 Salzburg - Austria
Unlike many drivers who start out in karting, Lauda debuted in 2002 in Formula Nissan 2000. He also drove in two races of German Formula VW and one race of Spanish FormulaThree. He moved to World Series Light in 2003 with the Vergani team, again moving in 2004 to the Euro 2000 Series.
Later in 2004 he drove in Formula 3000, completing the full season with the Coloni Motorsport team. Lauda raced in the 2005 GP2 Series for the Coloni team, alongside former Formula One driver Gianmaria Bruni. He was one of only a few competitors in that initial GP2 season who had a full season of F3000 experience behind them. He also represented A1 Team Austria in the 2005-06 A1 Grand Prix season.
From 2006 he has competed in the German-based Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters series with Mercedes-Benz. Since 2008 he has dovetailed this with racing in the Speedcar Series. From 2006 to 2009 he competed in the German-based. This season Mathias is driving in the Porsche Supercup for TEAM KONRAD.