Scuderia Allfina signs Opening Winner Felix Hirsiger

"I hope that the performances in Formula V will open doors for me in racing again". These words come from Felix Hirsiger, the winner of the Challenge premiere in Cham at the end of May. Now the wish has been fulfilled faster than the 21-year-old Racer from Erlenbach at the Lake of Zurich thought.

After the start race, Norbert Klein's Allfina Racing is the first sponsored team at Hirsiger to knock with a contract offer until the end of the season. "This is a great opportunity for me," says Hirsiger delightedly. This means that he can now tackle the next races in a professional environment and under optimised conditions. And with his team mate Shaun Vogel he meets an old acquaintance. Hirsiger and Vogel were among the country's greatest talents in "real" racing up to Formula 4 level.

Felix Hirsiger in a Formula Renault 2.0

For the time being, Hirsiger is now concentrating entirely on Formula V: "I want to win the championship and help build up a powerful team. For now, the contract with Allfina is valid for the current championship. But Hirsiger is already thinking ahead: "I can well imagine driving for Allfina in the long term". Scuderia owner Norbert Klein is happy: "Hirsiger's commitment offers us new perspectives. This gives us a second top driver in our ranks alongside Vogel," says the real estate business man. For Klein, however, the building process oft he scuderia is far from complete. Sooner rather than later he wants to give two more young drivers a chance.

Thomas Renggli