Campos Racing kicks off the European leg of the FIA F3 season in Imola

Goethe, Boya and Montoya will travel to Italy for two new races of the FIA Formula 3 after all three scored points in the previous event in Melbourne. Following positive collective tests held in Barcelona, Campos Racing drivers are aiming for podium finishes

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Campos Racing is counting down the hours to the third round of the FIA Formula 3, which will take place at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola this coming weekend. The Valencia-based racing team's three Dallara F3 2019 cars will once again be driven by the young and talented trio consisting of Oliver Goethe, Mari Boya and Sebas Montoya.

The season started in early March in Sakhir, where both Boya and Goethe already secured points, a feat they repeated later in Australia. In Melbourne, Boya finished fourth and seventh, while Goethe claimed fifth and ninth. Their teammate Montoya also scored points twice by finishing eighth and sixth, with the Colombian standing out for his comebacks on a circuit where overtaking is particularly challenging.

The goal of the three young aces of Campos Racing is to achieve the first podium of the season in Italy, an aspiration perfectly plausible, especially after the collective tests held a few weeks ago in Barcelona. Boya was the fastest at the end of the three days, while both Goethe and Montoya also put themselves among the frontrunners in the various qualifying and race simulations carried out.

After two of the ten scheduled meetings this year, Boya is ninth in the driver standings with 17 points, while Goethe is eleventh with 11, the same as Montoya. In the team standings, Campos Racing currently occupies fifth place with a total of 39 points.

The Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari has an undeniable connection with a category like FIA Formula 3 and is always characterized by providing thrilling races. After the Variante Tamburello, the drivers tackle the Variante Villeneuve before reaching the left-hand corner of Tosa, one of the overtaking spots in Imola. Piratella, Acque Minerali, and the Variante Alta lead to the always challenging Rivazza corner, which with its double-radius downhill also offers overtaking opportunities while making it easy to miss the braking point.

Both free practice and qualifying will take place on Friday at 9:55 and 15:05 respectively. The Sprint race will be held on Saturday at 11:15, while the Feature race on Sunday is scheduled for 09:30. All times are in the Spanish time zone.

Adrián Campos (Team Principal of Campos Racing): "We start the European phase of the FIA Formula 3 season in Imola with great enthusiasm after the positive impressions left by the collective tests in Barcelona. Our three drivers have already secured a good haul of points to date, performing collectively at a high level in Australia. We have everything we need to fight for podiums this weekend, and hopefully, we can leave Italy completely pleased with our achievements."

Oliver Goethe (Driver for Campos Racing in FIA Formula 3): "I am very excited to race in Imola this year, it’s a track I’ve always enjoyed a lot and unfortunately we didn’t get to race it last year. It’s been a long break as well since the last round in FIA F3 and the team and myself have worked very hard in between, so I’m really looking forward to this one!"  

Mari Boya (Driver for Campos Racing in FIA Formula 3): "Looking forward to racing this weekend on a circuit I like and after promising tests in Barcelona."

Sebastián Montoya (Driver for Campos Racing in FIA Formula 3): "I´m very excited to go back racing in Imola, it’s a very cool old-style track with a lot of history and different corners! The first two rounds we have slowly improved and after a good test in Barcelona I’m excited to get back on track."