Fabio Scherer would have liked to end his first DTM season at Hockenheim with another highlight. But an engine failure in the first race prevented…/Read
Next weekend the ninth and final round of this year’s DTM will take place at the Hockenheimring. For Fabio Scherer, this marks the end of the shortest season in his career to date. He is looking forward to the upcoming weekend on the former Grand Prix circuit with some melancholy.
“The last race of the season is always special,” says the DTM rookie who is supported by STOBAG and ATS Banding Systems. “But this time it seems a bit more bizarre. It’s the last time that DTM is going to race with Class 1 cars. So once again an era is coming to an end. And as driver of WRT Team Audi Sport I am right in the middle of it. I have never driven a car that offers so much driving pleasure as this Audi RS 5 DTM. It is a pity that this series will not be continued with these wonderful cars.”
Scherer, who last attracted attention in Zolder with two fifth places and a massive performance increase in qualifying, is accordingly highly motivated for the last race weekend at Hockenheim. “I want to show once again what I’m made of,” says the 21-year-old, who lives in Engelberg. “We showed in Zolder what we are capable of. So I would like to build on this achievement.”
Compared to Zolder, overtaking in Hockenheim is easier. Scherer therefore expects exciting position battles and a lot of action. “Qualifying is a little less important at Hockenheim than it is at Zolder, because there are more overtaking opportunities,” says Scherer. “The decisive factor will be the race pace. That means that on Friday we will focus on long runs.”
Like last time in Zolder, the races in Hockenheim will be held without spectators for reasons that are sufficiently known. “That’s a pity,” says Scherer. “Due to the proximity to Switzerland, many fans would certainly have travelled to Hockenheim. Nevertheless, I will do my best and hope that many fans on TV will keep their fingers crossed for me for the final race.”
Both races can be seen live on SAT.1 from 1 p.m. on or on Swiss television SRF2 from 1.15 p.m. on with commentary by Michael Stäuble and Marc Surer.
Friday, November 6th
1st free training, 13.00-13.45
2nd free practice, 16.20-16.50
Saturday, November 7th
Qualifying 1, 10.30-10.50
Race 1, 13.33-14.50
Sunday, November 8th
Qualifying 2, 10.30-10.50
Race 2, 13.33-14.50