Hadjar and Martí set the pace in collective FIA F2 testing in Barcelona

Campos Racing drivers were the fastest behind the wheel of their Dallara F2 cars in Red Bull colors

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Campos Racing and their drivers Isack Hadjar and Pepe Martí were the dominant force in the FIA Formula 2 collective tests held at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya over three days. The two drivers from the Alzira-based team were able to complete phenomenal work, both in race simulation and qualifying, which proved immensely useful in preparing for the upcoming F2 events in Europe. Now is the time to analyze all the data collected, focusing on setups and tire performance to make the most of these three days.

On Tuesday, the first day of testing, was the slowest in terms of lap times. In the morning, Hadjar set the fastest time with a 1m26.271s lap while his teammate Martí clocked a 1m27.188s. In the afternoon, the times were similar with Hadjar posting a nearly identical reference time, a lap of 1m26.361s. Martí, on the other hand, improved and set a personal best of 1m26.847s.

Martí emerged as the top performer on Wednesday, as the Barcelona-native driver recorded a morning time of 1m23.681s, leaving his nearest rival, Victor Martins, nearly two tenths behind. The other Campos Racing driver, Hadjar, also performed exceptionally well, finishing fourth with a time of 1m23.881s. In the afternoon, the focus shifted to race simulations and long runs, resulting in notably slower times. Under these conditions, Hadjar lapped in 1m27.9s and Martí in 1m28.0s.

Thursday was Hadjar's moment. The French driver put together his best sectors to achieve a phenomenal lap time of 1m23.139s in the morning session, which stood as the fastest time of the week in Barcelona. Martí also improved from the previous day, setting a time of 1m23.549s to secure second place in the morning session and for the week overall. A formidable double performance by the Campos Racing drivers. In the afternoon, once again, the focus was on long runs. Hadjar completed laps in 1m29.6s while Martí did so in 1m29.9s.

There are three weeks remaining until the next event at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, the venue for the fourth round of the 2024 season.