FFF Racing Team has signed German female racer Carrie Schreiner to its newly-established Young Driver Development Programme for an assault on the 2017 Lamborghini Super Trofeo Middle East and Asia.
Schreiner first hit the headlines as the most successful female kart racer of all time in her native Germany, but appeared on FFF Racing’s radar when she successfully transitioned to car racing in entry-level Formula 4 single-seaters.
The 18-year old from Saarland in southwest Germany spent 2015 in ADAC F4, building a positive reputation to earn a prized nomination for the ADAC Stiftung Sport scholarship, which provides aspirants with comprehensive career planning, fitness, nutrition, media, marketing and engineering training.
That endorsement and a strong two-pronged 2016 campaign in ADAC F4 and the British F4 Championship caught FFF Racing’s attention and prompted the Pescara, Italy-based team to invite Schreiner to test a Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo in Cremona, Italy.
A super-impressive performance was an adequate stimulus for FFF Racing to sign the young German to its Young Driver Development Programme and provide her with a competitive platform on which to make her transition to GTs in Lamborghini’s Middle Eastern and Asian Super Trofeo series’.
“My childhood aim was to become a professional GT racer and, after a couple of seasons of Formula 4, the next logical step was to enter the Lamborghini Super Trofeo,” said Schreiner. “I’m really happy to have this chance with a professional team like FFF Racing, which already has a remarkably strong record in Asia and Europe.
“It’s good for every race driver to do a few seasons of formula racing; I have learnt a lot, honing my driving technique and racecraft in a very tough school. My main aim is to become a better driver in 2017 so I’m prepared for racing at the front the following season. Having a professional driver like Andrea (Caldarelli) leading the team will be a help, as he will know how to drive and setup the car, what drivers need from the team throughout race weekends and how to resolve problems in and out of the car. I’m sure I will take a lot from him and I’m looking forward to getting started with my preparations.”
FFF Racing Team Owner, Sean Fu Songyang, said: “We have been watching Carrie’s progress over the last 12 months and were very keen to test her in one of our Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo cars. She did not disappoint and we moved fast to sign her to race for us and place her into our Young Driver Development Programme, where we are sure she will shine and be a big asset for FFF Racing Team.”