Boschung and Beckmann aim to maintain strong run of results at Sochi Autodrom

The FIA Formula 2 Championship heads to Russia for its antepenultimate round of the season with Swiss driver Boschung and German Beckmann driving both Campos Racing-run Dallara F2 cars

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Campos Racing will contest the sixth round of the 2021 FIA Formula 2 Championship season to be held at Sochi Autodrom in the frame of the Russian F1 Grand Prix. The Spanish-based team will enter its Dallara machinery for the strong duo of youngsters consisting of Ralph Boschung and David Beckmann.

Campos Racing is solidly finishing in the points-paying places throughout the season and the goal is to keep the momentum going on Russian soil as the championships enters the hot phase. It’s worth mentioning that Sochi is the final European round, as after Russia the series will take a two-month hiatus before the final events in Jeddah and Abu Dhabi, which will take place at consecutive weekends in December.

Switzerland’s Boschung is completing his best season in FIA Formula 2 so far. The Swiss racer achieved a fourth place in the streets of Monaco and has other four points finishes to his credit this year, two fifth places and two sixth places. Boschung has plenty of experience at Sochi and it’s the reason because he is expecting another strong weekend ahead.

Beckmann, who joined Campos Racing at Monza driving the same previously driven by Gianluca Petecof and Matteo Nannini, immediately made an impression with the team. Beckmann finished fifth at Monza scoring some valuable points for the team. He will be another driver to closely follow at Sochi.

Sochi is a track built on the ground of the 2014 Winter Olympics Park. As many others, it was designed by Hemann Tilke and thanks to its 5.848-kilometre layout is the fourth-longest circuit on the FIA Formula 2 calendar. The Sochi Autodrom features some iconic areas such as the long turn 3, one of the most appreciated by the drivers due to multi-apex nature, and its two long straights give excellent chances for overtaking. Therefore, starting position isn’t such a determining aspect. Traditionally, its asphalt is quite smooth and tires aren’t normally an issue. Last but not least, weather conditions can be pretty variable and it could influence the whole weekend.

Free practice and qualifying sessions will take place on Friday at 09.05 and 15.25 respectively. As usual, both sprint races will take place on Saturday at 09.30 and 15.45 and Sunday will be devoted to the feature race, which includes a mandatory pit-stop for a tire change, at 10.20. All times are CET.

Adrián Campos-Suñer Torres (Campos Racing Sporting Director): "We are extremely happy to repeat our driver line-up consisting of Ralph and David. We are looking forard to translating into results the potential shown at Monza. We have worked restlessly during these last weeks to properly prepare this Sochi round."

Ralph Boschung (Campos Racing driver of FIA Formula 2): “Sochi is quite a special track and a special place. It’s been 2 years since I’ve last raced there’s so I’m looking forward to go back to the Russian Grand Prix. It will be a very important weekend for various reasons and hopefully we will finally be able to get the result we deserve.”

David Beckmann (Campos Racing driver of FIA Formula 2): “I am extremely thankful that I have another opportunity to drive for Campos Racing in Sochi. Monza was a good weekend but we had a lot more potential available so now we have another race to deliver.”

Photos: Dutch Agency