Campos Racing and its drivers ready to shine at the start of the FIA Formula season 3 in Bahrain

Goethe, Boya, and Montoya will defend the colors of Campos Racing in a season that promises excitement with ten races scheduled during the Formula 1 Grand Prix weekends

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The wait is over. All the preparation carried out during the winter months by Campos Racing, along with the drivers, engineers, and mechanics, is now focused on the first event of the season, which will take place this week at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir. It will be the first stop of a championship that will later move to Australia before returning to Europe for the bulk of the races on the Old Continent.

Campos Racing will field a trio of very young aces, but at the same time with plenty of experience in the third-tier of FIA single-seaters pyramid. Oliver Goethe, Mari Boya, and Sebastián Montoya all have a previous season in FIA Formula 3, which undoubtedly gives them an excellent starting point to face a campaign that is expected to be fiercely contested. The German-Danish Goethe, who will sport the Red Bull colors on his Dallara-built machinery, made his debut in the category with Campos Racing two seasons ago, scoring his first points in his debut race. Spanish driver Boya and Colombian driver Montoya will both embark on their first season with Campos Racing, but both are immensely talented drivers who also aim for great achievements during the 2024 season.

The preseason, which took place at the Sakhir circuit just a few weeks ago, left Campos Racing and its drivers with excellent sensations during the three days of testing. After completing over 300 laps between them, the Campos Racing trio performed at an excellent level in both qualifying and race simulations, which allows optimism for the aspirations of the Valencia-based team for this first meeting of the season in the Arab lands.

The Bahrain International Circuit is always a challenging track for drivers and engineers. On one hand, its abrasive asphalt and high temperatures can challenge tire durability. On the other hand, the nearby desert sand and the drop in temperatures in the evening hours can make grip critical at certain times. Nonetheless, it is a circuit where acceleration and braking are the two key aspects to being competitive.

Both free practice and qualifying sessions will take place on Thursday at 8:55 and 14:00 respectively. Friday’s Sprint race is scheduled at 11:15 with Saturday’s Feature race taking place at 10:00. All times are CET.

Adrián Campos (Team Principal of Campos Racing): "We are eagerly looking forward to this new season of FIA Formula 3. The preseason tests were quite positive, which gives us a good dose of morale for a year that promises even more excitement. We have three young drivers, but they already know the category perfectly well. We have a very strong package with which we can fight for important goals in this 2024, hopefully even surpassing what we achieved last year."

Oliver Goethe (Campos Racing Driver in FIA Formula 3): "I can’t wait for the first round this weekend! The team and I have been working very hard during the winter and we’ll continue to give it our all in the races!”

Mari Boya (Campos Racing Driver in FIA Formula 3): “I’m looking forward to competing again. Our tests were quite fruitful and I expect we will be able to translate our potential into results in the races.”

Sebastián Montoya (Campos Racing Driver in FIA Formula 3): "I’m really excited to get back racing for the 2024 season! After being sick throughout the test and doing limited laps I’m excited to be able to drive feeling closer to 100%!"