The Swiss Racing Team will be racing in both invitation races in Macao (Republic of China) and Changwon (South Corea) this November. Their Dallara-Opel cars will be driven by the South African Tomas Scheckter, son of Ferrari-World Champion Jody Scheckter and the Malaysian Alex Yoong. The decicision about next year‘s drivers still remains open.
On October 28 and 29, 2000 the International German formula-three Championship ends in Hockenheim with races 19 and 20. This is not, however, the end of season one for the Swiss Racing Team. Swiss Racing Team with team director Othmar Welti and team manager Eric Kolb decided to take part in the two prestigious formula-three invitation races in Asia: from 16 to 19 November 2000 in Macau, Republic of China (the inofficial formula-three World Championship) and from 24 to 26 November 2000 in Changwon, South Korea. Two internationally known drivers will be competing with the Dallara-Opel racing cars in these events: Tomas Scheckter and Alex Yoong. Scheckter, a born South African, is the son of Jody Scheckter who won the 1979 World Championship for Ferrari. He is this year‘s British formula-three Vice-Champion, experienced in formula-3000 and formula-one test driver for Team Jaguar. Yoong is from Malaysia and, like Scheckter, an experienced formula-3000 driver.
Othmar Welti, the Swiss Racing Team’s leader, is happy about Scheckter and Yoong signing on : "We will be racing for victory in Macau and Changwon with them." Team manager Erich Kolb adds: "It seems that the Swiss Racing Team has made itself known internationally within only eight months. Otherwise, these two top drivers would not be competing for us."
Currently, the Swiss Racing Team runs in the International German formula-three Championship with two drivers: Giorgio Mecattaf (Switzerland, Zurich) and Armin Pörnbacher (Italy, South Tyrol). For the upcoming season no drivers have yet been named. Welti: "We have talks with the two current drivers, but also - as is usual at the end of the season - with further drivers, too."