Campos Racing approaches the Spanish F1 Grand Prix in good spirits, as home racing is always special for the team and its drivers.
Probably the most famous venue on the calendar for all drivers and teams, the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya will host the fourth round of the FIA Formula 2 Championship season with Ralph Boschung and Olli Caldwell very motivated to get stronger. results in their Campos Racing entered Dallara F2 cars.
The season kicked off in Bahrain with Swiss racer Boschung taking home two fourth places, which was a great start to the 2022 campaign. Unfortunately, neither Boschung nor Brit Caldwell were able to take the points in Jeddah as Lady Luck failed to finish their game that weekend. side stood.
Boschung was back in force at Imola, which held the first European round on the calendar, but a fuel pump problem wiped out his chances in Saturday’s sprint race. Despite a blow that damaged the rear wing and the flat floor of his car, the Swiss driver finished third after a solid defensive drive that kept his rivals at bay. Caldwell scored his best result of the season in Italy, riding in points-paying positions for most of the feature race, eventually finishing 13th. Boschung will fight to continue on the podium in Barcelona, with Caldwell aiming for his first points of the season after his steadily improving performance from weekend to weekend.
Currently, Boschung is sixth on 32 points in the drivers’ standings with Campos Racing in 8th place in the team standings.
The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is 4,627 kilometers long and has 16 corners, nine of which are on the right and seven on the left. With the usual warm temperatures, Barcelona is one of the most challenging racetracks for the tyres, especially the one on the left, with a large number of medium and high speed corners. Despite Barcelona being particularly difficult to overtake, DRS and the long straight will provide good opportunities in both races. However, your qualifying result will still play an important role.
Free practices and qualifying will take place on Friday at 11.35am and 6.30pm respectively. Saturday’s sprint race is scheduled for 5:40 PM and Sunday’s feature race, including a mandatory pit stop for tire changes, will take place at 11:35 AM. All times are CET.
Adrián Campos (Team Boss Campos Racing): “We are approaching our home round very motivated, especially as we also have two Spanish drivers on board this season. In terms of performance, we expect a strong weekend. Our aim is to extend our podium streak in F2 and, if possible, achieve a first podium result in F3, proving that we are a competitive racing team at the top.”
Ralph Boschung (Campos driver of FIA Formula 2); “I’m looking forward to racing in Barcelona, it’s our home race for the team, the track that everyone knows very well, so the margins will be very close, it will be a nice challenge to phase.”
Olli Caldwell (Campos Racing Driver of FIA Formula 2): “It’s great to go to Barcelona for the team’s home race. It’s a track I know well and where I’ve had good results before. I’m looking forward to getting back into the F2 car after a short break and seeing where we can improve and what results we can get.”