Campos Racing looks to bring the curtain down on FIA F3 season at Monza in style

Spaniards Vidales and Martí will be joined by American Yeany, who is set to make his comeback following his injury in Spielberg. The Spanish-based racing team will be targeting more strong results at Monza’s Temple of Speed

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The 2022 FIA Formula 3 Championship season will come to an end at Monza this weekend. The ninth round of the feeder series will take place in the frame of the historic F1 Italian Grand Prix in Italy’s Temple of Speed. Campos Racing will be entering their three-car armada for Spaniards David Vidales and Pepe Martí alongside Hunter Yeany, who is making his comeback after missing three rounds at the Hungaroring, Spa-Francorchamps and Zandvoort. The young American ace was hit by another car during Race 1 and Spielberg, which forced to withdraw from the meeting as he suffered a fracture in his wrist.  

The trio of talented youngsters will be aiming for strong results at Monza. Race winner Vidales will be pushing to put himself in podium contention on Italian soil. The Spaniard won the sprint race in Barcelona and has been a regular point scorer throughout the season. Vidales’ target is to improve his qualifying result to start up the front. His fellow countryman Martí is another driver with similarly valuable recovery drives this year and even led the race at Imola. Just like Vidales, he will be expecting a better qualifying result to bring some points home at season finale. Yeany, despite being several weeks away from racing, will be another driver to closely follow. His #21 car scored solid points with both Oliver Goethe and Sebas Montoya, and the American will want to follow their footsteps.  

Monza is one of the most well-known motorsport venues, which was built exactly 100 years ago. Its nature has always been a high-speed challenge for drivers, with long straights separated by heavy braking corners chicanes. As a result, it makes a decisive impact on tires and brakes as they got cooled down. Monza is also a typical circuits with the car running in low downforce configuration. Qualifying isn’t a key factor as tow on the straights provides good overtaking opportunities. Pirelli has selected the P Zero Red soft tire for the Italian round on the calendar. 

Both free practice and qualifying sessions will take place on Friday at 09.15 and 15.30 respectively. Saturday’s Sprint race is scheduled at 10.35 with Sunday’s Feature race taking place at 08.35. All times are CET. 

Adrián Campos (Campos Racing Team Principal); “I feel confident we will be able to bring the curtain down on the season in a proper way with our drivers. It’s a pleasure to have Hunter (Yeany) making his comeback after his wrist injury for the season finale. Pepe (Martí) and David (Vidales) also deserve to end the season with good results. Let’s see if they have a bit of luck this time after a few very unlucky races.” 

David Vidales (Campos Racing driver of FIA Formula 3): “Big push for the last race of the year. Let's give the team the win they deserve.” 

Hunter Yeany (Campos Racing driver of FIA Formula 3): “I’m very excited to be back this weekend for Monza after breaking my wrist in Austria. I’ve done lots of prep on the sim so let’s see what we can do!” 

Pepe Martí (Campos Racing driver of FIA Formula 3): “Heading into the last of the triple header and the season finale I am really excited to get started. Monza is an iconic circuit, one I’ve wanted to race at for as long as I can remember so it will be very special. It’s a really fast circuit with very big braking zones and a couple high speed corners. I think following up from Zandvoort, a very technical track, it will be very interesting and I’m looking forward to capping off a season of great learning and progress!”