David Richert is originally from Niverville and is now racing in the Drexler Automotive Formula 3 Cup.
He loves driving Formula 3 cars, he says it does everything to the maximum. It brakes, accelerates, and turns exactly how you want it to.
"It's a real pleasure to drive a car like that. To take your car around the corner at 230 kilometres an hour and not lift and to feel it move and sliding.”
He’s been driving on a lot of Formula 1 circuits throughout Europe and he won the very first race of the year. He's had quite a few second-place finishes as well.
Richert has been having a successful season, but he says it’s been a learning curve after having a couple years not racing and then starting up again in a faster racecar than before.
“There's a lot to learn in terms of aerodynamics and how the car mechanically drives around corners, so we knew it was going to be a bit of a process trying to learn some of the circuits in the car.”
He is currently ranked second in the championship. He’s hoping to win some more races and finish as high up in the championship as he can. Being on the podium has been a great experience for him, especially since it’s a chance to be reminded of home.
“The Canadian National anthem was playing. The Canadian flag’s above you. So yeah, it's fun to get that trophy and then the anthem remind you of all the support that I've had over the last 15-20 years in Manitoba, in Canada.”
There are two more race events for this year, one in September, and one in October. The races will be in Czech Republic and Italy.