In less than two weeks, Fabio Scherer will finally start the season with the official WEC testing duties in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium (26/27 April). To make…/Read
Fabio Scherer will switch to the World Endurance Championship (WEC) in 2021. The 21-year-old from central Switzerland has signed a contract with United Autosports. He will share the cockpit with the reigning LMP2 World Champions and Le Mans class winners Phil Hanson (GB) and Filipe Albuquerque (P).
“I am very happy to be part of the United Autosports Team for 2021”, says Scherer. “To team up with the reigning champions and Le Mans winners Felipe Albuquerque and Philip Hanson is great opportunity and another big step in my career. The World Endurance Championship is one of the most known and competitive championships out there. For sure the 24h of Le Mans will be the biggest highlight of my racing career so far. To be able to race such iconic Racetracks next to Le Mans like Sebring, Spa, Fuji, Monza or Bahrain is a great chance to proof myself in endurance racing. I am already counting the days until the season opener in early March who takes place in Sebring/USA. At this point, I want to say thank you to my sponsors and all those who supported me in the recent days. It seems like Christmas is one week earlier for me this year!”
Scherer will join an experienced squad at United Autosports. The team was founded in 2010 by British racing driver Richard Dean and current McLaren CEO Zak Brown. Together, they still run the team, which celebrated the LMP2 victory at Le Mans and the WEC title 2020 as well as winning the European Le Mans Series.
“I am delighted to welcome Fabio to the team alongside our double LMP2 champions and Le Mans winners Phil and Filipe”, says Zak Brown. “I’m sure he will fit into the team well and they will have a good year in the FIA WEC.”
Richard Dean is also pleased about the signing of Scherer: “I’m delighted to welcome Fabio to the team. His F3 and DTM experience will help him adapt to sports cars and although it will be his first-time racing in the WEC, I’m sure he will settle into the team and get up to speed quickly to help us defend our FIA WEC LMP2 title.”
Fabio Scherer began his racing career in karting, winning the Swiss championship twice before switching to car racing in 2016, winning on his ADAC Formula 4 debut. In 2018, Fabio progressed to the F3 European Championship, finishing second at Spa and scoring four further podiums that season. Fabio raced in the FIA International Formula 3 in 2019 as part of the Sauber Junior Team, before beginning his DTM Championship campaign for WRT Audi Racing Team at the beginning of this year.