Nicolas Pohler will make his return to the FIA European Formula 3 Championship this weekend at the Nurburgring after recovering from injury.
The German driver broke his arm earlier in the season, and has missed the rounds at the Red Bull Ring in Austria and Portimao in Portugal, but returns to the cockpit of his Double R Racing machine for the first time since Zandvoort in July this weekend.
“I’m glad to be back after having been forced to miss out two race meetings due to my injury,” said Pohler. “Being forced to watch the action wasn’t nice but who knows if this break didn’t help me clearing my mind to be able to really go for it with fresh courage, now.
“My arm seems to be quite alright again and only hurts when I turn my hand quickly. But I shouldn’t have problems while driving. And my bruised ribs also have healed. I will travel to the Nürburgring in a very relaxed mood and without any special expectations.
“I love to race in the Eifel as I have been there frequently when I was a child. I used to accompany my dad who sporadically raced in the VLN or the Nürburgring 24h Race.”
Felix Serralles also makes his return to the series after competing this season in the United States-based Indy Lights championship, driving for Mücke Motorsport alongside regular drivers Santino Ferrucci, Michele Beretta, Mikkel Jensen and Maximilian Günther.
The grid is also boosted by the arrival of the Russian ArtLine Engineering squad, who finally make their series debut with their NBE-powered ARTTech P315 machine, with Latvian Harald Schlegelmilch behind the wheel of the #40 machine.