What comes after a “tough DTM year”?

What comes after a “tough DTM year”?

Before the sixth DTM race weekend in Assen, Sophia Flörsch also spoke about her future as part of a press conference. She would like to return to formula racing.
Before the sixth DTM race weekend in Assen, Sophia Flörsch also spoke about her future as part of a press conference. She would like to return to formula racing.
Sophia Flörsch and the DTM – it’s not yet a really big love affair. At least sporty. 15th place is her best result. She achieved it four times this season. The reasons for the difficulties may be many. The fact is: Flörsch expected it.

“It’s been a troublesome year on behalf of me , but that was clear because the DTM is at a high level. But I’m improving and I want to get the best out of the last three race weekends, ”she said at a press conference ahead of event six this weekend in Assen. It’s the small steps that matter, patience and a lot of hard work. Flörsch: “We want to stay improving race by race.”

And then? The DTM season is over again at the beginning of October. The Munich resident makes no secret of the fact that she has not yet checked off her formula career. Because that’s where she feels “most at home”. Flörsch: “Because I’m still young, I would like to return to formula racing. That is my goal for the next two or three years. ”She has already declared Formula 1 as a serious goal. A return to formula racing would be the logical step to further pursue this goal.

Abt team boss Thomas Biermaier advocates big goals. “But I also believe that at some point you have to realize how realistic the goals are and what the possibilities are,” he says to SPORT BILD. “She has to do it step by step, show performance in the DTM and set highlights. It’s a great distance to urge to the highest . ”
There is also the financial component: “It’s no secret that racing is quite expensive in the junior categories,” admits Flörsch himself. That’s why she decided not to have another season in Formula 3 in 2021.

Instead, this season she is driving in an all-women team with Beitske Visser and Tatiana Calderon in the endurance world championship WEC, which also includes the 24 Hours of Le Mans, parallel to the DTM. When it comes to prototype racing, she definitely wants to “keep her foot in the door”.

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