The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup season finale in Monza became a true reflection of the season as a whole for FACH AUTO TECH. Tough battles in the midfield, fighting through the pack and a few setbacks characterised the seventh race weekend in Monza. The double header in Italy also ended the first season with biofuels for the team lead by Alex Fach.
“This year asked a lot from us,” he concludes, having raced in the Porsche one-make series with his team since 2013. “We know the championship very well and we’ve experienced many highs and lows since our inaugural season. This year really set itself apart. We really wanted to give our partners, without whom our commitment wouldn’t have been possible, a lot more.”
Mid- and backfield starting positions made the hunt for top results a real challenge. “That was surely one of our weaknesses this year,” Fach says. “The cup is incredibly strong and the smallest lack of pace is punished by having to start towards the rear of the grid. During the race, this poses a real challenge when trying to make up places.”
Christopher Zöchling, Marius Nakken and Fabio Scherer showed that with a decent amount of fighting spirit, a lot is possible. Again and again, the trio delivered powerful battles through the field that were rewarded with points. The incredibly close races in Monaco and Spa-Francorchamps saw Zöchling just about miss the podium with fourth place. In Monza, the Austrian’s eleventh place was the best team result this weekend.
Besides the sporting aspect, FACH AUTO TECH focussed on the introduction of biofuels in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. “We’ve learned a lot and received positive feedback for our eFuel-themed race car. This project holds bags of potential, which we were able to experience first-hand during the past months.”