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Fabio Scherer will return to ADAC F4 Championship action this weekend as Austria’s Red Bull Ring hosts the third round of the 2017 series.
The Swiss driver, who is proudly supported by STOBAG and Eterna Watches, is keen to put the disappointment of retiring from one of last month’s races at the Lausitzring firmly behind him as he looks to gain some ground in the race for the series title. The Swiss driver is currently P6 in the points standings with five events and 15 races still to be contested.
“We had some fantastic speed at Lausitzring and this weekend is all about carrying that same kind of pace and competitive edge into the three races in Austria,” the US Racing driver explained. “The Red Bull Ring is a different type of track to the first two events in Oschersleben and Lausitzring. It’s much faster and there’s lots of opportunities to overtake. It’s an event I’m definitely looking forward to.”
Fabio completed a two-day official ADAC F4 test and racked up close to 200 laps at Red Bull Ring last weekend as he continued his preparations for this weekend’s three races on the 4.32km circuit – a venue that will host Austria’s Formula One World Championship race on 7-9 July.
“You must be on the brakes and throttle at just the right time during the first part of the lap because there are a couple of very long straights and if you don’t allow yourself to accelerate at the right moment, you can lose a lot of time,” the ADAC F4 race winner said.
“The second part of the track is one I really enjoy. It’s quick and lots of fun to drive because you can do a lot of overtaking and run really close. That’s an impressive feeling! If you can bring all of these things together and drive nice and clean, you can be very fast at the Red Bull Ring. That’s my target this weekend.”
Although he recovered strongly from the disappointment of being pushed into retirement during the first race at Lausitzring last month, Fabio is determined to return to the form that has enabled him to be able to consistently run at the front of the ADAC F4 pack so far this season.
He said: “I was happy to score some points with a P4 finish in Race 2 and then to fight my way from P24 to P13 in Race 3. But I want to win every race I enter so I’m looking to the future. I will be trying to make the best results possible this weekend in Austria.”
Race 1 at the Red Bull Ring will get underway on Saturday at 17.35, while Race 2 and Race 3 will be held at 10.05 and 16.30 respectively on Sunday. Times quoted are CET.