Three wins and a strong team performance across the season made FACH AUTO TECH one the most successful teams in the 2023 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. In Morris Schuring, the Sattel-based team also had one of the top 4 in the international Porsche one-make series. At the season finale in Monza, Gustav Burton, Alexander Fach and Morris Schuring rounded out the year with two further top 6 finishes.
“Of course we are delighted to have finished on the top step of the podium on multiple occasions this year,” said Alex Fach. “But I would be lying if I didn’t say that the season was one of highs and lows. We struggled in the first half of the year in particular. We would have liked to have recorded better results in the early part of the season so that we would have been in with a shot of the title at the end. That being said, I am still very proud of the entire team. We always gave everything and tried to maximise every performance.”
A look at the championship table underlines the team principal’s summary. FACH AUTO TECH were the in-form team in the second half of the season and ended up third in the teams’ classification. Morris Schuring’s second victory of the season at the team’s 100th Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup race was undoubtedly one of the highlights of the season. At his home circuit in Zandvoort, the Dutch driver put together an outstanding performance to lead from lights to flag. The win in the Netherlands came on the back of Schuring’s victory at the fifth round of the season in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. The 18-year-old increased his points total even further at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza with a fifth-place finish, taking his tally to 103 points and securing fourth position in the drivers’ championship.
FACH AUTO TECH’s first win of the season was secured by Schuring’s teammate Alexander Fach. The 21-year-old kept a cool head in Silverstone to take his maiden Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup win – the first ever triumph for a Swiss driver in the championship. At the season finale in Monza, Fach finished in a strong sixth position to cement his eighth in the championship table – a marked improvement on last year both in terms of finishing positions and championship performance for the youngster.
Teammate Gustav Burton may still be waiting for his first trip to the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup podium, but the young Brit can still be proud of his maiden season in the championship. Burton improved consistently over the course of the year, recording five top 5 finishes in class and ending the season as the seventh-best rookie. In Italy, the 21-year-old once again continued on his upward trajectory, fighting inside the top 10 for most of the race. Unfortunately, a post-race penalty relegated Burton to 16th position.
The team from the canton of Schwyz also showed that race wins and podiums aren’t always the be all and end all, with a number of drivers making guest appearances over the course of the season. Peter Hegglin, Jan Klingelnberg and Alexander Schwarzer – members of FACH AUTO TECH’s Porsche Sports Cup Suisse squad – all got a taste of Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup competition in 2023 and gathered some valuable experience on the international stage. “It was a fantastic opportunity for me,” said Alexander Schwarzer, who finished 19th – two places ahead of teammate Hegglin – in the season finale in Monza. “The Porsche Supercup field is extremely high in quality. I just wanted to learn as much as possible from the top drivers and perform better in each session. I think I managed to achieve that.”