Alex Peroni shows race potential in Styrian Grand Prix

Despite the Aussie driver couldn’t add more points to his tally in Spielberg, his race pace is a positive factor for Hungaroring. Flörsch and Deledda also make progress on Austrian soil

Campos Racing endured a challenging weekend at Red Bull Ring, which hosted the Styrian Grand Prix this weekend. The Spanish squad and their drivers Alex Peroni, Sophia Flörsch and Alessio Deledda managed to overcome the problems that they faced over the course of the second event counting towards the FIA Formula 3 Championship.

Peroni made a strong start to the weekend with a third place in the free practice session, which was a morale booster ahead of qualifying. There, Peroni took the seventh spot with a lap time of 1m20.734s. German female racer Flörsch clocked a lap time of 1m21.228s to line up 20th on the grid. Finally, Italian Deledda posted a lap time of 1m22.226s to start from 30th on the grid.

Saturday’s race took place on rain-soaked asphalt, which really got things difficult for the drivers. Peroni couldn’t make a good start and was caught in the middle of the field. With huge water spray and almost zero visibility conditions Peroni ended up in eleventh place. Flörsch took the checkered flag in 21st place with Deledda slightly further adrift in 26th.

On Sunday, weather conditions were way different as a sunny day brought a completely varied race strategy. Peroni took the fastest lap on lap 4 but two safety cars prevented him from making further improvements despite his strong race trim. Finally, the Australian driver came in 11th place. Deledda finished 22nd after making a pit stop to change his front wing. Flörsch’s race came to an early end with another driver tagged her and crashed into the wall.

The FIA Formula 3 will head to Hungary for Round 3 next weekend. The Hungaroring circuit, well-known as the Monaco without walls, will provide new opportunities in just a few days´ time.

Spielberg (AUT) JUL 10-12 2020 - Steiermark Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring. Alex Peroni #29 Campos Racing © 2020 Diederik van der Laan / Dutch Photo Agency

Spielberg (AUT) JUL 10-12 2020 – Steiermark Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring. Alex Peroni #29 Campos Racing © 2020 Diederik van der Laan / Dutch Photo Agency

Spielberg (AUT) JUL 10-12 2020 - Steiermark Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring. Jack Aitken #09 Campos Racing. © 2020 Diederik van der Laan / Dutch Photo AgencySpielberg (AUT), JUL 10-12 2020 - Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring. Guilherme Samaia #10 Campos Racing. © 2020 Sebastiaan Rozendaal / Dutch Photo Agency