Chloe Chambers secures podium finish in Miami. Martí and Schreiner take more points

American driver Chloe Chambers shone on her own merits at the F1 Academy's home event and finished third and fourth in the two races of this weekend. Martí, who was fourth on Saturday, managed to secure seventh place on Sunday, in the same race where Schreiner finished ninth

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Campos Racing has once again collected a significant haul of points in the second event of the 2024 F1 Academy season held this past weekend at the Miami International Autodrome, and one of their drivers once again climbed onto the podium. Chloe Chambers, representing Haas F1 Team, had a fantastic weekend finishing third and fourth in front of her home crowd. Meanwhile, Spanish driver Nerea Martí once again demonstrated perseverance and determination, leaving the United States with a fourth and a seventh-place finish. German driver Carrie Schreiner also secured points positions on Sunday.

Following practice sessions that already indicated Campos Racing drivers would be in contention for top positions, with both Martí and Chambers finishing fourth and sixth in the first session, and third and fourth in the second, Saturday began with the qualifying session to determine the starting grids for both races. In a qualifying session marked by tremendous parity, Martí set a time of 1m59.349s in her Tommy Hilfiger Tatuus, placing her sixth on the grid for the first race, just ahead of Chambers, who was seventh with a best time of 1m59.378s. Sauber Academy's German driver, Schreiner, qualified 13th with a best time of 1m59.932s. The second fastest lap of qualifying, which determined the starting grid for the Sunday race, saw Martí finish fifth with a time of 1m59.403s, while Chambers was eighth with a time of 1m59.600s. Schreiner repeated her thirteenth-place finish with a time of 2m00.009s.

When the lights went out on Saturday, Martí and Chambers both gained a position and completed the first lap in fifth and sixth positions. Martí began to pressure Maya Weug and on the straight, she positioned herself in her slipstream with the intention to overtake her under braking. However, it was Chambers who took advantage of both slipstreams to overtake them simultaneously and place herself fourth. With Chambers in fourth, Martí also overtook Weug shortly after and settled into fifth. However, the Spanish driver ran slightly wide in a corner and lost two positions. Chambers' next target was Hamna Al Qubaisi, whom she gradually closed in on lap by lap until she was able to overtake her on lap 11, thus placing Campos Racing's driver in third. After 13 laps, Chambers secured the podium at the finish line. Meanwhile, Martí never gave up and also overtook Al Qubaisi, while a subsequent penalty for Weug allowed her to finish in fourth place. Schreiner finished twelfth in this first race after being involved in several battles.

On Sunday, Martí attempted to pass Weug at the start, but the Dutch driver closed her off in the first corner, benefiting Chambers, who made a superb start and was fourth at the end of the first lap. With the pack splitting into several groups, Chambers remained fourth while Martí engaged in a spirited battle with Hamda Al Qubaisi, Weug, Aurelia Nobels, and even Lola Lovinfosse. Campos Racing's driver managed to avoid a collision between Nobels and Lovinfosse while Jessica Edgar also spun just in front of her in the final stages. At the end of the thirteen laps, Chambers crossed the line in fourth place while Martí finished seventh. As for Schreiner, she steadily climbed up the order to finish ninth.

After two of the seven rounds that make up the calendar, Chambers is fourth in the drivers' standings with 40 points while Martí occupies sixth place with 33 points. Schreiner completes the top ten with 9 points. In the team standings, Campos Racing sits in third place with 82 points.

The next event, before the summer break, will take place on June 22nd and 23rd in Barcelona, ​​which will be a home event for both Martí and Campos Racing.