Campos Racing eyes more podiums at home round of F1 Academy in Valencia

Martí, who will be also contesting her home event, Lovinfosse and Cáceres will head to Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo for the second stop of the 2023 F1 Academy season

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Just a week later of the curtain-raiser event, the F1 Academy has scheduled its second race meeting of the 2023 campaign. The home round for Campos Racing will be a powerful morale booster for the whole team, which already proven their speed at the Red Bull Ring. Lola Lovinfosse, Maite Cáceres and Nerea Martí are back at the wheel of their Campos Racing-entered Tatuus-Autotecnica cars setting their sights on more podium finishes.

Martí, who was born in Valencia, will push to remain in rostrum contention over the weekend. The Spaniard was one of the fastest drivers of the new category in Spielberg and has plenty of experience at Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo. So, this weekend shall provide a new opportunity to score a good haul of points and move up in the drivers’ standings. At the moment, and following a fourth and fifth place finish in Austria, Martí sits 8th in the standings.

Lovinfosse was a nice surprise last weekend. The Frenchwoman stepped onto the podium in race 2 and just Lady Luck prevented her from fighting for more top-5 results on Austrian soil. Lovinfosse has previously raced in Cheste and she is expected to be a frontrunner once again coming into the weekend.

Uruguay’s Cáceres had a debut in the series with remarkable progress in her Campos Racing machinery despite it was her very first time in Spielberg and difficult changeable conditions. Besides, she lost valuable testing time following an off track on Friday. Cáceres is committed to raise further the bar in her second start in the all-female category.

Valencia is always a difficult circuit in almost every car, due to its twisty “Mickey Mouse” nature. Qualifying plays a key role almost ever as overtaking is a hard task, particularly in single-seaters.

Both free practice sessions will take place on Friday morning with qualifying scheduled later at 16.25. Race 1 is set to start at 12.15, with usual length of 30 minutes, on Saturday. Later that day, Race 2 consisting of 20 minutes is scheduled at 16.10. Sunday’s Race 3, with its 30-minute format, will get underway at 12.35. All times CET.

Adrián Campos (Campos Racing Team Principal): “We are delighted to contest the second round of the F1 Academy at home in Valencia. After a positive start to the season in Spielberg, we feel confident to continue taking steps forward and add more rostrums to our tally. I think we will be able to deliver strong results this weekend.”

Nerea Martí (Campos Racing Driver of F1 Academy): “I’m looking forward to racing at home, as it’s always special to me to be joined by my family. Despite Austria didn’t went according the plan for us, I feel very motivated as the season is very long and our goal is to be focused at 100% in Cheste. We are preparing this weekend down to the last detail to take the most out of it.” 

Lola Lovinfosse (Campos Racing Driver of F1 Academy): “We are back this weekend in Valencia for the Round 2 of F1 Academy. I’m readier than ever to fight this weekend. We are going to push hard and give everything. Let’s go!”

Maite Cáceres (Campos Racing Driver of F1 Academy): “After a tough start to the season at the Red Bull Ring, because I lost track time, we fought back to overcome. Always with the support of Campos Racing, I hope to make improvements in Valencia. It’s a quite remarkable weekend as it is the home round for my team and it promises plenty of excitement. I feel focused to deliver strong performances at this event.”