This weekend Fabio Scherer will compete in the sixth and final round of the European Le Mans Series in Portimão. The LMP2 driver from Engelberg…/Read
Fabio Scherer will contest the 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend for the Inter Europol Competition team. It is Scherer’s second participation in what is probably the most famous racing event in the world.
The anticipation for the 24 Hours of Le Mans is great. For Fabio Scherer it is the second participation in this classic race after 2021. For the first time, Scherer will experience the traditional race with spectators, after much was different last year because of Corona.
“Of course I’m looking forward to this weekend,” says Scherer. “Especially because this year it has another dimension with spectators. I was already overwhelmed by the myth last year. But with 200’000 fans on site, the atmosphere is completely different. You could already feel that on Sunday during the driver presentation.”
Scherer will share the cockpit of his #43 Oreca LMP2 with his team-mates David Heinemeier Hansson from Denmark and Pietro Fittipaldi from Brazil, as he did at the ELMS races in Le Castellet and Imola.
“Last year I came to Le Mans not knowing exactly what to expect. This time, everything is no longer new to me. And that’s why there’s more responsibility on my shoulders. Also, of course, I already feel much more familiar with the track and all the procedures. I can really say of myself that I am ready.”
For Scherer, who is supported by STOBAG and ATS Banding System, it is the third 24-hour race of his still young career after Le Mans 2021 and Daytona 2022. He spent three days in the simulator before he came to Le Mans.
“We have prepared very conscientiously,” says Scherer. “The whole weekend is planned precisely. Of course, I hope we get through without any major incidents. And if possible also have the necessary racing luck. It’s difficult to make a forecast. A lot can happen in such a long race. But I am confident. And even if we haven’t achieved the results we set out for so far this season, we’ve never lacked speed.”
RTL’s Nitro channel and Eurosport 1 will show the entire 24 Hours of Le Mans on free-to-air television. On Eurosport, in addition to the 24h race, the associated free practice and qualifying sessions including the hyperpole session can be followed live. Further information is available on the website www.24h-lemans.com
Wednesday, 8th June
14.00-17.00, 1st free practice session
19.00-20.00, Qualifying session
22.00-24.00, 2nd free practice session
Thursday, 9th June
15.00-18.00, 3rd free practice session
22.00-24.00, 4th free practice session
Saturday, 11th June
10.30-10.45, Warm-Up 16.00, Race start