Campos Racing ready to kick off FIA Formula 2 season in Sakhir

The wait is over for Boschung and Caldwell who finally get to go racing again at Bahrain International Circuit this weekend

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Campos Racing is completely ready to get the season off to a great start in Bahrain, which hosts the FIA Formula 2 Championship’s curtain raiser event this weekend. The 13-meeting calendar will have its exciting season opener at Bahrain International Circuit in the frame of the Formula 1 Grand Prix. The season will come to an end in Abu Dhabi in late November after visiting Jeddah, Imola, Barcelona, Monaco, Baku, Silverstone, Red Bull Ring, Hungaroring, Spa-Francorchamps, Zandvoort and Monza in between.

After an intense and fruitful preseason, Campos Racing and its duo of Ralph Boschung and Olli Caldwell are aiming to start the 2022 campaign on the front foot. Swiss Boschung’s goal will be to continue his podium contender role already seen last year. Boschung carried out an extremely promising winter testing finishing regularly in the top 5. Quick-learning Caldwell will be expecting to battle for points paying finishes. The Briton has made significant progress with his Campos Racing-run Dallara-Mecachrome since his debut in the series in the late stages of 2021.

Regarding the Bahrain circuit, the asphalt is popularly known for being quite abrasive, which makes massive impact on tire wear and degradation. Both traction and braking are key features in order to be competitive at Bahrain International Circuit.

The second tier of single-seater racing in the FIA Global Pathway will see key changes such as a return to a two-race format instead of triple headers seen last year. The results of Friday’s qualifying session will determinate the starting grid for Sunday’s Feature race with the grid of Saturday’s sprint race determined by reversing the top-ten of the single qualifying session.

Free practice and qualifying sessions will take place on Friday at 10.35 and 17.25 respectively. Saturday’s sprint race is scheduled at 17.40 with Sunday’s main race, which includes a mandatory pit stop for tire change, taking place at 11.40. All times are CET.

Adrián Campos (Campos Racing Team Principal): “Finally we have already the first round of a very long season just around the corner. We have high expectations and hopefully we will able to continue on an upward trend from a point of view of results. I feel sure that our drivers will be in contention for top spots. We want to fly the Spanish flag higher than ever this season.”

Ralph Boschung (Campos Racing Driver of FIA Formula 2); “I’m looking forward to starting the season. Bahrain is a challenging track for the tires but closing a good preseason testing we are quite confident we can start the campaign in strong fashion.”

Olli Caldwell (Campos Racing Driver of FIA Formula 2):I’m really excited, I think like most people, for the start of the new season. Especially moving up a category, that’s always exciting in itself. Honestly, my expectations for the first round and for the season are quite personal. I have expectations for myself to keep improving, especially in a rookie year it’s a big time to learn and improve so I think that’s where my focus is, especially on these first few races - to see what mistakes I make and most importantly learn and improve from them as quick as possible in the correct way.”

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