Campos Racing’s F4 Spain title bid kicks off at Algarve Circuit

The Spanish-based racing team will contest the 2022 Formula 4 Spain Championship season with a strengthened driver line-up consisting of Filip Jenić, Georg Kelstrup, Hugh Barter, Nikola Tsolov and Jesse Carrasquedo Jr.

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Campos Racing is ready to kick the 2022 Formula 4 Spain Championship season this weekend in Southern Portugal. The Algarve International Circuit, the most recent home of the F1 Portuguese Grand Prix, will host the season opener of the Formula 4-based racing series alongside the German DTM Series. The 7-round calendar has scheduled visits to above mentioned Portimão’s circuit, besides Jerez (28-29 May), Cheste (11-12 June), Spa-Francorchamps (8-9 July), Motorland Aragón (3-4 September), Los Arcos (1-2 October) and Barcelona (12-13 November).

Campos Racing will enter five cars strengthening its F4 Spain title bid following a sensational season debut last year in which the Alzira-based outfit secured the Vice-Championship both in drivers’ and teams’ standings. Besides, current FIA F3 driver Pepe Martí finished 3rd overall in his debut in singleseater racing with Campos Racing. Five young talents will join the roster for the 2022 season: Filip Jenić, Georg Kelstrup, Hugh Barter, Nikola Tsolov and Jesse Carrasquedo Jr.

Serbian Jenić and Danish Kelstrup are already race winners in the F4 Spain, while Hugh Barter is a newcomer to the series but the Japanese-Australian ace already claimed excellent results in the French F4 FFSA Academy with several wins and podiums to his name. Neither Bulgarian Tsolov nor Mexican Carrasquedo Jr. need an introduction as they are two drivers working with former Campos Racing drivers and current F1 stars Fernando Alonso and Sergio “Checo” Pérez respectively. Despite they will be making their debut in the series, Tsolov and Carrasquedo Jr. have proven raw speed not just in karting but in F4 preseason testing as well.

The Algarve International Circuit is a kind of Spa-Francorchamps in southern Europe. Despite the surroundings are completely different, Portimão features a similar undulating layout with 15 corners of varied characteristics. The right-hander Galp corner is one of the most challenging bends of the season. Despite the Formula 4-based racing series are extremely closely-fought, Algarve is a very wide circuit, which should make overtaking easier.

The timetable has scheduled two 40-minute long free practice sessions on Friday with Q1 taking place on Saturday morning at 09.30. Race 1, consisting of 25 minutes + 1 lap, is scheduled at 15.17. On Sunday, drivers will hit the track at 09.30 for Q2 with the remaining two races at 11.57 (25 minutes + 1 lap) and 16.17 (18 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): “We are about to begin a new season in the F4 Spain Championship. We are delighted with the season kicking off in such amazing place in which we achieved two wins last year. We have intensively worked to understand the new car and continue the winning form. Besides, we have put plenty of confidence on our new drivers and I have no doubts we can achieve together great results once again. Let’s see where we finish at the end of the season but it looks like a promising one.”

Hugh Barter (Campos Racing driver of F4 Spain): “Coming into the first weekend of the year I feel like not only myself but the entire team is more prepared than ever. We have put a lot of work and effort into developing this new car so I’m feeling confident”