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Swiss racing driver Fabio Scherer is targeting a strong rookie season in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship after completing his latest pre-season test at Spielberg in Austria yesterday.

The 18-year-old has graduated to the F3 category with Team Motopark after winning races and regularly finishing on the podium in the ADAC F4 Championship during 2017.

Fabio’s two-day test at the 4.31km Spielberg track is the second in a run of three official pre-season tests organised by the FIA Formula 3 European Championship.

He successfully completed the first official test at the Hungaroring last week and will bring his pre-season programme to its conclusion at Misano in Italy next month (10-11 April).

With a large number of laps completed against the stop watch, Fabio has been able to see how his testing speed compares to that of the other drivers in the championship. He’s been pleased with the progress he’s made so far and is optimistic for the season ahead.

“It’s always difficult to say where you’ll stand against the other drivers when you’re testing because you don’t know what set-up they’re running and the track conditions are changing all the time,” the Stobag-supported driver said. “I don’t think I’ve had a moment to show what’s really possible in my car yet but, realistically, I think I’m around the top-ten places.

“I think I can still find a bit more speed when everything fits together but overall everything is quite okay for me. I’m really enjoying the car, I’m building a good relationship with my team and I think we are going in the right direction with everything.”

Fabio will continue to learn what’s required to be successful in the F3 category right up until the ten-round FIA Formula 3 European Championship officially get underway at France’s famous Pau street circuit on 11-13 May. But he’s happy with the learning environment he’s working in at Team Motopark.

“I’ve really learned a lot since I moved into F3 and that’s the most important thing for me; making sure I take everything and apply it to my driving so I can progress and continue to improve,” he said. “I think there’s still a bit more to do, but if we can continue to do things properly, I don’t see any problems. I think we’ll do quite well.”

Fabio’s FIA Formula 3 European Championship campaign is proudly supported by Stobag, ATS Tanner Banding and Eterna in 2018.

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