Campos Racing ready to score strong in the narrows streets of Monaco

More thrills for the fifth round of the 2022 season with Boschung, who was forced to skip team’s home round in Barcelona due to neck pain, and Caldwell driving both Campos Racing-entered Dallara F2 cars

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The non-stop action of the 2022 FIA Formula 2 Championship season is ready for a new chapter in the frame of the Monaco F1 Grand Prix. The most luxurious event of the season is at the same time the most difficult challenge on the calendar as its narrow streets leave almost no margin for error. It is a perfect mix of glamour and thrilling racing action, the definitive blue riband with a rich history of motorsports behind.

Campos Racing will be entering its two Mecachrome-powered Dallara F2 2018 cars for Ralph Boschung and Olli Caldwell. The comeback of Boschung are excellent news for the team after the Swiss ace was forced to miss Round 4 in Barcelona as a result of neck pain. Boschung’s performance until Barcelona had been excellent with a third place finish at Imola and two fourth places at Bahrain’s season opener. Boschung is a renowned specialist in Monte Carlo as his results proved last year. In his Campos Racing-run Dallara, Ralph finished fourth, fifth and sixth during last year’s three-race format. He will be hoping to continue his momentum coming into the weekend. Caldwell will have another hard challenge discovering Monaco in a Formula 2 car but the talented Briton feels motivated ahead of his first outing there.

Monaco is the shortest lap of the season and, besides, with the lowest average speed. It features a 3.337-kilometer layout and demands high levels of mechanical grip. Unsurprisingly, it is also the least abrasive circuit on the calendar due to its urban nature. The teams are forced to use high-downforce set-ups to cope with well-known bends such as Sainte Devote or La Rascasse. Last but not least, accidents are very common with safety cars potentially having a massive impact particularly in Feature races with mandatory pit stop.

Free practice will take place on Thursday at 17.05. Qualifying session will be split in two sessions, odds and evens, at 11.40 and 12.04 respectively on Friday. 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 9.50. All times are CET.

Adrián Campos (Campos Racing Team Principal): “We are pleased to have Ralph (Boschung) again driving one of our cars once again, besides in such a special meeting like Monaco. No doubts that Monaco was the turning point last year. We achieved three strong results and from then onwards we definitely had a quality leap in terms of performance. WE expect to have Ralph fighting for top honors. Regarding Olli (Caldwell), this is his debut on such a difficult racing track but we hope that he will be able to translate our preparation work together in good pace.”