Campos Racing in search of top results in Budapest

The Valencia outfit head into the final race before the summer break with Spaniards Vidales and Martí and newcomer Danish-German driver Goethe at the wheel of their Dallara-Mecachrome cars

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Campos Racing will contest the sixth round of the 2022 FIA Formula 3 Championship season at the Hungaroring in the frame of the Hungarian F1 Grand Prix. The Spanish-based team will enter their three-car army for David Vidales, Pepe Martí and series debutant Oliver Goethe, who is replacing injured Hunter Yeany after the American sustained a broken wrist in Spielberg.

Vidales has spearheaded the Campos Racing charge in the series from the beginning. Despite he is also a rookie in the series, Vidales has taken the most out of his experience in other single-seater championships to put himself regularly in the points. In fact, the Spaniard achieved his maiden win in the series at his home round in Barcelona with a dominant lights-to-flag triumph. His fellow countryman Martí has also performed pretty well this season and even led the field at Imola. For Goethe, Hungaroring will be his first outing in the Dallara F3 car and his goal is to put experience under his belt and maker progress throughout the weekend.

In addition to its Mickey Mouse nature, Hungaroring is a short four-kilometer lap. As a result, qualifying is pretty tricky with plenty of traffic and races are closely-contested with large fields running nose-to-tail. The cars are tweaked in high downforce configuration, putting the emphasis on mechanical rather than aerodynamic grip. Last but not least, weather temperatures rise over 30ºC but rain and thunderstorms aren’t unusual and 2022 couldn’t different in this respect. Pirelli has nominated the P Zero Yellow medium tire for the Hungarian venue.

Both free practice and qualifying sessions will take place on Friday at 09.30 and 15.30 respectively. Saturday’s Sprint race is scheduled at 11.00 with Sunday’s Feature race taking place at 10.05. All times are CET.

Adrián Campos (Campos Racing Team Principal): “We have a new driver on board as Oliver (Goethe) is joining us. He is making a great job in the Euroformula, which he is leading at the moment, but we know this a big step forward, so he has a challenge ahead. But we are going to help him to make it smooth. We are pushing to convert performance into results with David (Vidales) and Pepe (Martí). David already scored his maiden win in Barcelona but with a bit of luck he could have won other two with another podium also possible. We wish Hunter (Yeany) a speedy recovery and to have him back with us as soon as possible.”

David Vidales (Campos Racing Driver in FIA Formula 3): “Race week. Hungary this time, first time for me there, but really enjoyed to drive it in the sim. Let's have a great weekend!”

Pepe Martí (Campos Racing Driver in FIA Formula 3): “I’m thrilled to get started in Budapest, it’s a really fun track and I can’t wait to see how it is in a FIA F3, I’m looking forward to building on our momentum and keep improving along the weekend. We’ve done a lot of work to be ready for this race so I couldn’t be more ready!”

Oliver Goethe (Campos Racing Driver in FIA Formula 3): “I’m extremely excited to make my FIA F3 debut this weekend with Campos Racing! I can’t wait to try out the car and compete amongst the best! It’ll be a great learning experience and I will make the most of it.”