Campos Racing will contest the second round of the 2022 FIA Formula 3 Championship season this weekend. The Spanish-based racing series will enter its three-car line-up for American Hunter Yeany and Spaniards David Vidales and Pepe Martí.
The Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari is a new addition to the series and will mean a completely new challenge for teams and drivers.
Despite Campos Racing’s driver line-up is the youngest in the field and they are rookies in the series, the team made a strong start to the season. Vidales, who is the most seasoned driver of them, scored points in both races held in Sakhir. The Spaniard finished tenth on Saturday and improved on Sunday by taking the checkered flag in 8th place. His fellow countryman Martí made an impression in Bahrain as well and he remained in contention for points particularly on Sunday. Yeany, on his first season competing in a European-based racing series, made improvements during the season opener. For Vidales, the Spaniard will seek to extend his points-paying finishes and, considering their speed in round 1, the first points for Martí and Yeany are just around the corner. Besides, the three drivers managed to put still more experience and confidence under their belt after double collective testing in Jerez and Barcelona.
Imola will see another hotly-contested double-header event. From a driver’s point of view, the Italian venue is very technical circuit and is particularly demanding for drivers to its bumpy nature and anti-clock layout, which is always more physically stressful. Another aspect underlining its old-fashioned spirit is the kind of kerbs, very high and potentially rough for suspensions. Last but not least, rain is forecasted all three days and therefore nerves of steel and strategy will probably make an impact this weekend.
Both free practice and qualifying sessions will take place on Friday at 09.55 and 15.00 respectively. Saturday’s Sprint race is scheduled at 10.35 with Sunday’s Feature race taking place at 08.50. All times are CET.
Adrián Campos (Campos Racing Team Principal): “We haven’t raced at Imola since the 2006 GP2 Series season, so our preparation work with our engineers at Campos Racing facilities in the previous weeks will play a key role. We expect to bring at least a podium home this weekend that will be a morale booster for the remaining rounds.”
David Vidales (Campos Racing Driver in FIA Formula 3): “I can’t wait to jump in the car for Imola! I’ve had great memories there. It’s an amazing track to drive and its history and environment makes it even more special.”
Hunter Yeany (Campos Racing Driver in FIA Formula 3): “First off I’m really excited to race at such a historic track. I think we’re in a good place for this weekend and I think we’ll show good results and just keep improving!”
Pepe Martí (Campos Racing Driver in FIA Formula 3): ““I’m looking forward to Racing at Imola circuit, considering how our recent testing went and our progress during the last Weeks. I think we are more competitive now. If everything goes according to our plan this weekend, we expect to be up the front in comparison with Bahrain, so I feel very motivated and ready to start racing on Friday.”