Sauber Junior Team driver Fabio Scherer is hoping to kick-start his FIA Formula 3 Championship challenge when the series resumes at Circuit Paul Ricard in…/Read
Fabio Scherer is targeting a consistent weekend of racing when he takes to the track for the eighth round of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship at the Nürburgring this weekend.
The Swiss driver made a welcome return to the Rookie Championship podium at Misano in Italy last month to underline his massive potential in the F3 category.
But he remains keen to avoid mistakes and bad luck this weekend so he can show his impressive speed across an entire race meeting, rather than in flashes.
He knows that will allow him to present a strong challenge in qualifying and during the trio of races that make up an FIA Formula 3 European Championship event.
“I’m hoping the Nürburgring will be a good event for me because things have been a bit up and down for me recently,” the Stobag-supported driver explained.
“I’ve never had a problem in terms of my pace in the F3 car this year. But some of my results have been affected by other issues.
“My goal is to have a consistent weekend and to show good progress and speed across all the sessions at the Nürburgring. If I can put everything together and let my driving do the talking, I think I can have a good weekend.”
Fabio has shown good form at the 3.62km Nürburgring in the past, having secured a P3 finish and set the fastest lap of the race during one of his ADAC Formula 4 Championship races at the historic circuit in 2017.
“I scored a podium there last year so it should be possible to do it again in F3,” he said. “Although I’d prefer to drive the full GP circuit, I’m still happy to race on the shorter version of the Nürburgring. I’ll always try to race hard on whatever track is put before me.”
Fabio’s race weekend will get underway on Friday when he takes part in the first F3 qualifying session at the Nürburgring. The first of his three races will be held on Saturday morning (09.20), while he’ll take part in the second and third qualifying sessions that afternoon. The final two races of his weekend will be held on Sunday (09.20 and 14.50).