Fabio Scherer secured the first ever pole position of his single seater career on Friday when he stormed to top spot for race two of the FIA European Formula 3 Championship round at Silverstone.
The Swiss racer has won races in junior formulae before but had never managed to take a pole position, but that all changed in Friday evening’s second Qualifying session at the home of British motorsport.
The Motopark driver’s rookie European Formula 3 Championship season has seen him score forty-two points in the opening fifteen races, with his results including one podium finish at Spa-Francorchamps, but the young Swiss racer had his best day so far, with his best time of 1:50.460 the fastest time of day.
Scherer feels the hard work that has been put in this season is beginning to pay off, with his performances improving significantly.
“My first-ever pole position, I am really happy,” said Scherer. “It took a long time before things finally worked out, but the time comes when hard work pays off.
And we really have been working hard. However, I also had to take in criticism. Generally, though, things currently are going better and better for me.
“I think we are on the right way.”
The first Qualifying session saw Scherer qualify eleventh for Saturday’s opening race, but a mistake chasing a second quick lap in second Qualifying means he will start down in thirteenth for Sunday’s finale.