Carrie Schreiner to join AF Corse for Italian GT Championship
22-year old German racer Carrie Schreiner will make her debut in the Italian GT Championship in the Ferrari works team AF Corse, as she enters both the endurance and sprint series in the Ferrari 488 GT3.
After two seasons in the ADAC GT Masters at the wheel of the Rutronik Racing Audi R8 LMS GT3 car, German racer Carrie Schreiner will switch to Ferrari equipment in the Italian GT Championship, the 22-year old has confirmed.
Schreiner, one of the most interesting prospects among female drivers, stepped up to car racing in 2015, when she competed in the ADAC Formula 4. She then raced in the British F4 series one year later, where she would secure three top-10 and a 4th place finish as a best result in single seaters.
Her switch to GT racing came in 2017, as she joined the Lamborghini Super Trofeo and one year later extended her program to the popular VLN championship at the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
She quickly started to gather experience in GT3 machinery and won the DMV GT Cup with Rutronik Racing in 2018. In 2019 she made her debut with the team in the premier German GT3 championship and partnered Dennis Marschall in the R8 LMS, clinching one podium at Hockenheim.
Also part of the all-female team "Girls Only" in the VLN – where she drove the Giti Tire-sponsored Volkswagen Golf VII GTI – Carrie tackled the famous Green Hell in both 2019 and 2020, and will be back for the third consecutive season with the 100% female team.
But the rest of her racing program remained uncertain until today, when the young lady from Völklingen announced she had landed a seat in the Italian GT Championship.
Switching to Ferrari equipment, Carrie will drive for the Ferrari factory team AF Corse and will share the 488 GT3 car with series champion Antonio Fuoco and Sean Hudspeth – 2020 Pro-Am champion.
Alongside her efforts in the Endurance series, Schreiner will also enter the Sprint series partnering Hudspeth.
“I am very happy to be part of the Ferrari racing world and to compete in both the Italian GT championships which are becoming more and more prestigious year after year", commented Schreiner.
"I am grateful to Amato Ferrari for giving me this opportunity and I can't wait to start the first tests on the track as soon as possible.”
Schreiner latest event at the wheel of a Ferrari 488 turned out to be a rather successful one, as she took victory in the GT Cup class at the 2020 6H of Rome.
The Italian GT Championship's calendar will feature 8 events, with four races valid for the Sprint series and four races adding up to the Endurance series tally. The former sees the drivers battling on track in two 50-minutes + 1 lap races per weekend, while the Endurance format consists of a three-hour competition.
Kicking off in May at the Temple of Speed in Monza, the series will move to Pergusa, Misano, Mugello, Imola, Vallelunga, before returning to Mugello and Monza for the final rounds in October.
The series has seen in the past couple of years more female entrants, with Francesca Linossi also claiming the GT3 Pro-Am title in 2019.
2021 Italian GT Calendar
May 2 - Monza (Sprint)
May 23 - Pergusa (Endurance)
June 6 - Misano (Sprint)
July 11 - Mugello (Endurance)
September 5 - Imola (Sprint)
September 19 - Vallelunga (Endurance)
October 10 - Mugello (Sprint)
October 31 - Monza (Endurance)