Switzerland’s Fabio Scherer is hoping to continue his strong start to the 2017 ADAC F4 Championship season when the Lausitzring hosts the second round of the series this weekend.

The 17-year-old, who drives for the US Racing team, currently occupies sixth place in the championship points standings after scoring P4, P3 and P8 finishes during the opening races of the season at Oschersleben last month.

He’s determined to build on his decent run of form, particularly as Lausitzring was the scene of his maiden F4 victory in 2016. However, Fabio knows he will have to be at his best this weekend.

“I think it’s going to be quite a tough weekend at Lausitz and potentially one of the trickiest events of the season for me,” the Stobag and ATS Banding-supported driver explained. “Lausitz is quite a slow track and I think I have more of a natural feeling on the faster circuits.

“We also did a pre-event private test there last weekend and I felt my times were a bit inconsistent. Okay, it’s super close at the front of the F4 field because I only lost three tenths of a second and I still finished P10. But there is some speed that I need to make up and I know I can improve by being smoother overall with my driving.”

This weekend’s trio of ADAC F4 Championship races are expected to be well supported as Fabio and his rivals will be supporting the hugely-popular DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) series – a championship that attracted 80,000 spectators at its first event of 2017 at the Hockenheimring. Racing in front of a large crowd is an opportunity that Fabio is relishing.

He said: “I really like the fact that the DTM is running at the same time because it will be more or less a full house and that’s fantastic for my sponsors. It was a fantastic weekend for me last year because I won my first F4 race in wet conditions and that’s an achievement that holds a lot of special memories for me.

“I’ve had a good start to the new season so far and I’m definitely excited about trying to build on that this weekend. If I can make my driving a little smoother and score some more strong results I’ll be happy.”


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