Portimão, Second Stop of the F4 Spain Season

The Algarve in Portugal will see three new races where Egozi and Tarnvanichkul, both members of Red Bull Junior, along with Tye, will defend the colours of Campos Racing while Cárdenas, Przyrowski, and Rivera will compete under the banner of Griffin Core by Campos

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The 2024 season's sporting activities continue for the Alzira-based team, with the second round of F4 Spain scheduled for this coming weekend at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, located in the south of Portugal. The Spanish F4 championship will visit the neighbouring country in one of the two rounds planned outside our borders, with the second one taking place at Paul Ricard (France) next July.

Just like at Jarama, James Egozi and Enzo Tarnvanichkul, both Red Bull Junior drivers, and Nathan Tye will be part of Campos Racing while Andrés Cárdenas, Jan Przyrowski, and Ernesto Rivera will form the trio registered under the name Griffin Core by Campos. In the circuit located near the Spanish capital, Mexican driver Rivera secured a second place in the third race of the weekend, which, along with a ninth place in the first race, earned him the fifth place in the overall standings. Meanwhile, Tye demonstrated great consistency, with a 5th and a 7th, placing him seventh just ahead of Polish driver Przyrowski, who also reached the podium in his debut in the category. Egozi, Cárdenas, and Tarnvanichkul also finished among the top in some of the races in the first meeting, although different incidents led to retirements and cost them some points.

Unlike Jarama, which is a micky-mouse and extremely tricky circuit for overtaking, the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve is a much wider track where the starting grid position is not that crucial. Both circuits, however, share numerous elevation changes, and it is not unusual that in some aspects Portimão is considered a sort of Spa-Francorchamps of southern Europe. The circuit, which replaces Estoril as the venue for the Portuguese meeting, was last included in the calendar in 2021. Campos Racing achieved two victories and a third place that weekend, a great prelude to the 2024 season.

The schedule includes two free practice sessions on Saturday morning, each lasting forty minutes. The first qualifying session will take place starting at 15:10. Race 1 will be 30 minutes plus 1 lap and will commence that same afternoon at 17:13. On Sunday, the drivers will hit the track at 10:00 for the second qualifying session. The second race, scheduled for 25 minutes plus one lap, will begin at 12:13. Finally, the third and last race will be held from 14:53, consisting of 30 minutes plus one lap. All the action can be followed live on the championship's YouTube channel. All times are in Spanish time.

Adrián Campos (Team Principal of Campos Racing): "We are heading to Portugal with renewed spirits for this second round of F4 Spain. Jarama was a really demanding meeting, but we have been working tirelessly since then to show our best version in the Algarve. The collective pre-season tests went quite well there, and we already know what it feels like to win in this category at Portimão, so I am confident we will be able to turn all our potential into results."

Ernesto Rivera (Driver of Griffin Core by Campos in F4 Spain): "I have high expectations for Portimão, as the goal is to win. Both the team and I have been working very hard to ensure that the good results from Jarama are repeated throughout the entire season."