Double V Racing’s Patrick Schober will be competing in Formula 4 this weekend after it was announced yesterday that the Austrian driver will be competing in the second round of ACCR Formula 4 Trophy at Slovakiaring.
NASCAR Whelen Euro Series is currently in the middle of their summer break which will end in early September, but Double V Racing’s Patrick Schober will be ending his summer break early following the announcement that he will be competing in the second round of ACCR Formula 4 Trophy championship.
The venue for Schober’s first F4 appearance this year is Slovakiaring, a 5.935-km long circuit located just outside of Slovakia’s capital city of Bratislava. Slovakiaring will be welcoming the ACCR Formula 4 Trophy competitors this week as a supporting event of ESET V4 Cup’s OMV MaxxMotion Grand Prix.
ACCR Formula 4 Trophy itself is a newly-formed Formula 4 championship held in the Central and Eastern Region that was due to host its inaugural season this year. Unfortunately, delivery delays with their Tautus T-421 and Tautus T-014 orders meant that the series is running as an exhibition series in 2022 before hosting their inaugural season as a FIA-recognized championship next year.
Schober, who has had some test runs with a Formula 4 car owned by his family team Procar Motorsport, believes that the transition from the big and heavy EuroNASCAR stock cars to the small and light Formula 4 cars wouldn’t cause him too much of an issue.
“The jump from Formula 4 to NASCAR wasn’t a problem for me, and I don’t think there should be a problem the other way around either,” said Schober on the transition from EuroNASCAR to F4. “I would love to see a field as big as in NASCAR. I’m particularly excited about the new generation of cars and the difference in performance.”
Schober currently sits in 8th place on the overall EuroNASCAR 2 standings after six races, having established himself as a contender for the top positions after a run of three consecutive Top-10 finishes on Brands Hatch and Vallelunga.
Schober wouldn’t be the only EuroNASCAR competitor that will be competing in Slovakiaring this weekend as former EuroNASCAR race winning team Renauer Motorsport is also competing as an ACCR F4 full-time competitor. The team fields the No. 44 Tautus T-421 for defending Formula Nordic champion William Karlsson and is planning to field a second T-421 for Austrian driver Tim Miedl.