Formula 3 racer Sophia Flörsch said it was “too early” to turn her back on a single-seater and hopes to repeat the F3 and LMP2 parallel program next year.
The 20-year-old German graduated from the Formula Regional European Championship, which replaced the previous FIA European F3 Championship, and finished 12th in Campos at this year’s F3.
Froche was also selected as part of the all-female Richard Mille Racing LMP2 team, but due to a clash between the modified F3 and the European Le Mans Series calendar, she could only compete for three of the latter five rounds. I couldn’t, and I missed Spa F3. Round to race in ELMS.
She also made her debut in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the Richard Mill team, finishing ninth in class alongside fellow rookies Tatiana Calderon and Beitske Visser.
However, Frosch is keen on not giving up on single-seaters and is optimistic about returning to Richard Mille’s outfit run by Signatech next year and securing a deal to stay on the F3 grid.
“Of course, endurance is always an option for me, but I’m still pretty young and I think it’s too early to close a single-seater book,” she told autosport.
“Nothing has been signed yet, but I’m probably going to try the double program in F3 next year and join Richard Mille Racing next season. I’m not going to close the single seater.”
Floersch explained that he enjoyed Le Mans’ “super fun” experience at ORECA 07-Gibson and was amazed at its performance compared to F3.
“Honestly, the difference between F3 and LMP2 cars isn’t that big. Both cars have a lot of downforce and are pretty similar in style,” she said.
“I always thought endurance racing was a little more functional because I was told to take care of the tires and manage the fuel, so I thought I needed to keep it a little cooler during the race.
“But it’s very different. You’re always running beyond the limits, so it’s super cool, so push every lap.
“The formula takes 30 minutes, but in F3 you still have to take care of the tires like hell.
“As with endurance, it’s a double stint or triple stint, so it’s off for a long time. This is another way of racing, but it pushes 100% of all laps for traffic.”
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