By Robert Haile
It has been a busy week for Campos Racing with Barcelona, Monaco preparations and new signings.
A new face joins the Eurocup-3 team as it gets ready for round two this weekend.
The F1 Academy continued its debut season in Barcelona, Spain as it heads into a break before visiting Zandvoort, Netherlands.
Campos Racing returns to the track in the Formula 2 and Formula 3 categories after the cancellation of the race at Imola, Italy due to the devastating rain fall.
The bright playground of the rich and famous awaits as they head to the principality of Monaco and the testing street circuit of Monte Carlo.
The inaugural season of the women’s F1 Academy continued in Barcelona as Nerea Martí, Lola Lovinfosse and Maite Cáceres performed well at the teams home race.
In the three 16 lap races Martí and Lovinfosse moved through the grid with a sixth and eighth in the first, a sixth and ninth in the second and a seventh and fifth in the third while Cáceres took two thirteenths and a twelfth.
After three events out of seven, Martí sits sixth place on 70 points. Lovinfosse is currently lying in tenth place on 24 and Campos Racing is fifth in the teams’ standings on 94 points.
The Formula 2 competition heads into the fifth round at Monaco with Ralph Boschung and Kush Maini proving to be a competitive pairing.
Indian rookie Maini, currently fifth, has taken to Formula 2 having finished in the top-10 in all but Jeddah feature race.
The street circuit of Monte Carlo is a difficult prospect for experienced drivers but Maini has been here before in the Formula Renault Eurocup.
The Swiss driver Boschung has previously achieved strong results on the streets of Monte Carlo where two years ago he finished in the top-six in all of the three races of the weekend.
This season he looks to get back on track after an incredible start with a maiden win in the sprint race and a second place at Bahrain.
Campos Racing is fourth in the teams’ standings on 74 points.
Adrián Campos (Campos Racing Team Principal): “Our 2023 season is proving to be pretty competitive in FIA Formula 2, so we will continue pushing to extend the streak of results into Monte Carlo.
“This track is quite a fertile ground for us as Ralph fought for the podiums two years ago. Let’s have both drivers contesting for more rostrums.”
Making its first appearance as Formula 3 since 2005, Pepe Martí, Christian Mansell and Hugh Barter will have to be on their toes.
Spanish driver Martí is currently fifth in the standings after a speedy start in Bahrain with a sprint win before a recovery drive in Australia after crashing in qualifying, overtaking 30 cars over the two races.
Australian Mansell has had a solid start to the series with two top ten finishes at his home Grand Prix in Melbourne and Japanese-Australian Barter in his debut season has shown his skill in qualifying and good performances in the races.
Campos Racing sit fifth in the teams’ standings.
Adrián Campos (Campos Racing Team Principal): “We feel very motivated when the series enters the European stages. Our cars set very competitive pace in qualifying and race and we feel confident to extend the streak of positive results in Monte Carlo.
“Probably it will be a very difficult weekend as it’s a new circuit for everybody but it promises to be exciting at the same time.”
In Eurocup-3 news Campos have announced that Mexican Jorge Campos is joining their driver line-up for the 2023 Eurocup-3 season.
Campos will be joining Francesco Braschi, Suleiman Zanfari, Esteban Masson and Tasanapol Inthraphuvasak in the series.
After the first round Braschi sits first in the drivers’ standings with Zanfari is fourth and Masson and Inthraphuvasak in the top-ten as Campos leads the team classification.
Jorge Campos said: “Super excited to join campos racing in Eurocup 3, after a year away from Motorsport, I’m coming back stronger and hungrier than I’ve ever been, it’s a huge honor to come back home with Campos Raciing and finally get the chance to prove who we are and what we’re capable of doing.”
Motorland Aragon will host the second round of Eurocup-3 on May 27-28.