Fabio Scherer and his team-mates Pietro Fittipaldi and David Heinemeier Hansson were not lucky at the fourth round of the ELMS in Barcelona this weekend.…/Read
Fabio Scherer will compete in the fifth round of the European Le Mans Series this weekend. This time at the Grand Prix circuit of Spa-Francorchamps, Scherer’s favourite track.
“At some point, it has to work out with a podium finish,” says Fabio Scherer. Why not this weekend on his favourite circuit in Spa-Francorchamps? Together with his team-mates David Heinemeier Hansson from Denmark and Pietro Fittipaldi from Brazil, Scherer will compete in the fifth round of the European Le Mans Series. So far, the trio with the #43 around the 23-year-old from Engelberg has not been pursued by racing luck. “I hope everything goes right this weekend,” says Scherer. “We have worked hard and made a step forward. Concerning the speed we should be able to fight for a podium place.”
The return to Spa-Francorchamps is associated with good memories for Scherer. The driver from the Inter Europol Competition team knows the 7.004-kilometre circuit in the Ardennes very well. In 2021, he already raced there in an LMP2 as part of the WEC.
“I’ve driven Formula 3, DTM, WEC and Porsche Supercup here,” says Scherer. “The track suits me. And Spa has actually always been good to me. I hope it will be the same this weekend. A lot will certainly be influenced by the weather. But I’m not too worried about that. I know how quickly it can change at Spa. And I have already driven here in the rain. It’s much more important that it doesn’t get as warm as it did in the last races. Then the tyre degradation, which is a bit lower than usual in Spa anyway, is not that high.”
Scherer, who is supported by STOBAG and ATS Banding System, is particularly looking forward to qualifying, which lasts just twelve minutes. “In this short time it is important to give full performance and not make any mistakes. A good starting position would be important. Because I know from experience that it’s not that easy to overtake in the race.”
The four-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps will start at 11.30 a.m. on Sunday, 25th September. The race can be followed on Motorsport TV and livestream (www.europeanlemansseries.com). The German channel Motorvision also broadcasts from Belgium.
Friday, 23rd September
11.38-13.08, 1st free practice session
Saturday, 24th September
10.25-11.55, 2nd free practice session
Sunday, 25th September
11.30, Start of the race