Sharon Scolari to star in Swiss-Italian TV documentary

Formula Renault Northern European Cup racer Sharon Scolari has joined forces with Swiss-Italian TV station Radiotelevisione Svizzera to create a documentary detailing her debut season of single-seater competition.

The 50-minute feature is set to form part of the channel’s regular programme “Storie”, with a prime-time audience expected once it airs at the end of the season.

Scolari, who runs with family outfit ScoRace Team, made the bold choice ahead of 2018 to switch from GT and tin-top cars to single-seater formula, with the objective of adding her name to the NEC’s long list of alumni competing at the highest level in international motorsport.

The Swiss-Italian broadcaster’s cameras first followed Scolari during last month’s double-header at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, and were rewarded with her first two points finishes.

That coverage will continue at Spa, Hungaroring, Nurburgring and the season finale in Hockenheim as Scolari – currently fourth in the championship – looks to use that performance as a springboard to further success.

“The change from GT to single-seater cars was an important change for me, both physically, mentally and financially, because it’s a completely different car,” Scolari explained.

“When I was told that Radiotelevisione Svizzera wanted to do this documentary, I was a bit worried because the commitment is already big, plus having a crew that follows me 24 hours a day on race weekends and also in my private life, in addition to work and training, was a concern.

“Two months after the start of filming, I realised that they are very discreet, professional and their presence doesn’t have the slightest impact on my commitments during the race weekends.

“They were very amazed at the great change and progress we had [after Pau]. In Monza, the Director told me he felt like he was working in Formula 1 in past years, thanks to the great professionalism of the championship and all its participants.

“Now I realise the great work they are doing and the importance of this documentary, which will bring to light the sacrifices that are made to compete in this sport at this level.”

Scolari’s next outing will come at the iconic Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in the Ardennes Forest over the weekend of 27-29 July in support of the 24 Hours of Spa.