Campos Racing hopes to continue winning form in Estoril

Deligny, Ho, Strømsted, De Palo, Cárdenas and Carrasquedo Jr. will head to Portugal for the fifth event of the 2023 F4 Spain Championship season

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Campos Racing continues its busy month of September with another round of the 2023 F4 Spain Championship season, as the series has scheduled its fifth event at Autódromo do Estoril this weekend. Estoril is a new addition to the calendar in 2023 as the Portuguese meeting previously took place at Autódromo do Algarve. The Spanish-based racing team will be entering its six-car armada for the young, talented pool of drivers consisting of Enzo Deligny, Christian Ho, Noah Strømsted, Matteo De Palo, Andrés Cárdenas and Jesse Carrasquedo Jr.

As the F4-based championship is entering its hot phase, there are just three rounds remaining, Campos Racing and its drivers will push hard to strengthen further their title bids. Red Bull Academy driver Deligny currently sits third in the standings on 123 points. Besides, he is the best rookie driver in the classification so far. The Frenchman driver won his first race at Motorland Aragón and has achieved other five podiums. Singaporean Ho is another usual suspect up the front therefore he is fourth in the drivers’ standings on 120 points. Ho also enjoyed the taste of triumph in Alcañiz and is a solid finisher on the podium.

Strømsted and De Palo are always two names to take into consideration. Strømsted has clinched three podium results so far and the Danish driver provisionally sits 6th in the classification, with Italian De Palo right behind in 7th. De Palo made a strong start to the season as he won on his debut at Spa-Francorchamps. From then onwards, the Italian racer has revealed himself as a solid points-scorer. Cárdenas was the last addition in Campos Racing colors to join the winners’ circle. The Peruvian ace emerged as a race winner in Jerez and take a second and a sixth-place finishes to round out the weekend. Carrasquedo Jr. will try to convert performance into points following a positive weekend in Jerez in terms of performance.

The Autódromo do Estoril is one of the most iconic circuits in the Iberian Peninsula, which hosted the Portuguese Formula 1 Grand Prix between 1984 and 1996. Besides, it hosted events of international championships such as the FIA GT, the DTM or the Formula 2 in the past. The layout features two well-known hairpin corners, old-style elevation changes and an almost 1-kilometer main straight in which the slipstreaming plays a key role in the feeder series.

The timetable has scheduled two 40-minute free practice sessions on Saturday morning with Q1 taking place at 14:45. Race 1, consisting of 30 minutes + 1 lap, is scheduled at 16:55. On Sunday, drivers will hit the track at 10:00 for Q2 with the remaining two races at 12:45 (25 minutes + 1 lap) and 15:30 (30 minutes + 1 lap). All times are CET. Racing action will be broadcasted live on F4 Spain channel on YouTube

Adrián Campos (Campos Racing Team Principal): “September is one of the most important months of the 2023 F4 Spain season with two events scheduled. We completed a strong weekend in Jerez and we will be definitely pushing to extend it in Portugal. Estoril is a new circuit on the calendar but Campos Racing has plenty of experience there due to other series. It’s all about to avoid mistakes and put together a strong result as a team.”

Andrés Cárdenas (Campos Racing Driver of F4 Spain): “I feel enthusiastic after a strong weekend in Jerez. I can’t wait to kick off the Estoril round. It’s a very technical track and a true challenge for everybody. We will push to complete another positive weekend.”