Peroni concludes strong FIA F3 season with Mugello recovery

Australian Peroni put in another recovery drive on Sunday in his Campos Racing-entered Dallara F3 2019 and secured a top-ten finish in the drivers’ championship

The 2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship season came to an end this weekend at Mugello with Campos Racing fielding its three-car entry for Alex Peroni, Sophia Flörsch and Alessio Deledda. The Italian crowd attending the event saw two other incident-marred F3 races with plenty of action and Peroni taking a leading role, particularly on Sunday when he gained several positions throughout the race.

On Friday, after the single free practice session, Campos Racing and its drivers headed into the qualifying in good spirits. Peroni was the fastest man of the orange-colored army with a lap time of 1m36.094s to line up 14th on the starting grid. German Flörsch clocked a lap time of 1m36.606s and took the 23rd spot with Italian Deledda finishing 27th on the timesheets with his lap time of 1m37.575s.

Peroni made a good start on Saturday and in the opening laps he kept in a close battle with his fellow countryman Oscar Piastri, who has become the new Champion this weekend, and Matteo Nannini. Peroni ran in the same position before a clash with another driver and the Australian driver dropped down the order to take the checkered flag in 20th place. Flörsch finished 22nd and Deledda three places adrift.

On Sunday, Peroni was ready to deliver another perfect example of race 2’s recoveries and after just one lap he had already moved up to fourteenth. Despite a collision prompted the safety car out, Peroni continued his charge until the end to cross the finish line in 13th. Flörsch ended up in 24th with Deledda coming in 26th.

Mugello (ITA) SEP 11-13 2020 - Tuscan Grand Prix at the Mugello Circuit. Alex Peroni #29 Campos Racing © 2020 Diederik van der Laan / Dutch Photo Agency

Mugello (ITA) SEP 11-13 2020 – Tuscan Grand Prix at the Mugello Circuit. Alex Peroni #29 Campos Racing © 2020 Diederik van der Laan / Dutch Photo Agency

Monza (ITA), SEP 4 - 6 2020 - Italian Grand Prix at Autodromo Nazionale Monza. Alex Peroni #29 Campos Racing © 2020 Sebastiaan Rozendaal / Dutch Photo AgencyPHOTO-2020-09-12-16-25-22