Datum: 07.09.2021 · GT Italia
International Italian GT Championship: Double podium for Carrie Schreiner
Last weekend (03-05 September 2021) the third race of the Italian GT Sprint Championship took place on the famous Formula 1 track of Imola.
At race 1 in Monza, chaotic weather conditions, time penalties and a crash of her teammate still prevented a good result. Unfortunately, the 22-year-old driver from the Saarland had to skip race 2 in Misano due to the overlap with the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring. But now she managed to achieve her first countable results.
In Imola, she got a new teammate from the Ferrari factory team AF Corse. The experienced former factory driver Daniel Zampieri replaced the injured Sean Hudspeth. The two drivers harmonized perfectly right from the beginning.
In the field of 35 cars (18 GT3 and 17 Cup cars), Carrie took the Ferrari 488 GT3 over from Daniel Zampieri in race 1, lying on P7. He had already complained about a brake problem during his stint which got even worse in the course of the race and the racing Amazon had to let pass two of her competitors.
Shortly before the end, there was a short safety car phase due to an accident in the backfield. At the restart Carrie was wide awake, regained both positions and saved the 7th place in the overall classification. Due to a time penalty for an opponent placed in front of her, they even moved up to P6 and reached the 2nd place in the PRO AM class.
In the second race Carrie and Daniel also had a good pace, kept out of all the scuffles and drove to a solid 8th place overall and achieved rank 3 in the PRO AM class.
Thus, Carrie was also quite satisfied with the weekend: "As a rookie in the championship I am allowed to start in the PRO AM class. It is really a "very tough job" for me. The experienced Italian top pilots have been racing and testing on these tracks for umpteen years. The fast youngsters have already raced there in Formula 4 or Formula 3. Apart from Monza, everything is new for me. But it's going in the right direction, and I think that I can improve again in Vallelunga near Rome in two weeks' time," says Carrie Schreiner confidently.
But first she''ll be back in the Audi R8 LMS GT3 with the innovative steer-by-wire steering system by Schaeffler Paravan next weekend (September 10-12, 2021). The next GTC Race will be held on the Lausitzring as part of the ADAC GT Masters.