Fabio Scherer - A lot of things are new for me at Le Mans

Fabio Scherer - A lot of things are new for me at Le Mans

18.08.2021: LMP2 driver Fabio Scherer will contest the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans for the first time this weekend. The United Autosports driver got a foretaste during the pre-test last Sunday.

LMP2 driver Fabio Scherer will contest the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans for the first time this weekend. The United Autosports driver got a foretaste during the pre-test last Sunday.



The highlight of the season for Fabio Scherer in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) is on the agenda this weekend. For the first time in his career, the 22-year-old from Engelberg will take part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The legendary endurance race has been held on the Circuit des 24 Heures south of Le Mans since 1923. Originally, the circuit with a lap length of approx. 17.3 km extended into the centre of Le Mans and was shortened in 1932 to roughly its current course with a length of 13.88 km.



After two victories already this season, Scherer and his team United Autosports naturally want to be at the top of the LMP2 category in the most important race of the year. To achieve this goal, the team is throwing all its experience into the balance. For rookie Scherer, it means learning, learning and learning again.



"A lot of things are new for me at Le Mans," says Scherer, who is supported by STOBAG and ATS Banding Systems. "I have never contested a 24-hour race before. And I've also never driven in the dark. So I'm very excited and I hope to do a perfect job as possible so that we continue to lead the team standings after Le Mans."
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"I have never contested a 24-hour-race before. And I've also never driven in the dark!"



Scherer got his first taste of the legendary track in a practice session on Sunday. The former DTM driver completed just under 35 laps and, despite a small issue, his conclusion was positive: "I like the layout of the track. There are some really fast corners that are very challenging, but at the same time they offered me a lot of fun. On the straights, we reached a top speed of about 320 km/h. That's a good result with regard to the race. What I still have to get used to is the width of the track. It is very narrow. In some corners I felt like I was on the kart track."



For Scherer and United Autosports, which celebrated class victory in LMP2 in 2020, things get serious from Wednesday afternoon. The first free practice will take place from 2-5pm. Qualifying will then be on the agenda from 7-8pm. It continues from 10-12pm with the first night practice.



On Thursday there will be two more practice sessions: again from 2-5pm and 10-12pm. In between there will be the Hyperpole (9-9.30pm) with the best six cars of all classes. Friday is race-free. On Saturday, there will be a warm-up between 11.30-11.45am before the 89th edition of the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans gets underway at 4pm.



Eurosport and Nitro will broadcast the race on free TV. There is also the option of following the 24 Hours of Le Mans via the paid WEC app. For 9.99 euros, you can watch the race in full length for mobile devices or on PC.



- Scherer Media, photos United Autosports

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18.08.2021 / MaP

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