The Tuscan Grand Prix will be the second Italian venue of the 2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship season with Campos Racing entering its two Dallara-built cars for Aitken and Samaia
Campos Racing will remain in Italy for a second round of the FIA Formula 2 Championship season in the boot-shaped peninsula. The Spanish-based team will contest the ninth round at Mugello Circuit, a very fast layout in Scarperia e San Piero (Tuscany), which is its first appearance on the F.1 feeder series calendar on the occasion of the Tuscan Grand Prix. Mugello hosted countless events of the extinct Formula 2 and Formula 3000 series in the seventies, eighties and nineties and nowadays is also a frequent appointment for Prototypes, GTs and Touring Cars.
Anglo-Korean Jack Aitken and Brazilian Guillherme Samaia are expecting to have a strong weekend at Mugello following their promising performances at Monza a few days ago. Aitken, who already stepped onto the podium at Silverstone twice earlier this season, made to the points in what was a great recovery from the team and the driver himself after a tough qualifying session as a result of a red-flag. Aitken’s experience behind the wheel of the Dallara F2 2018 will be key factor in order to gain extra speed in the short free practice session on Friday morning. Samaia also showed good pace at Monza and has set his sights on extending the positive streak coming into the weekend.
Mugello isn’t a step into the unknown for Campos Racing at all as the team achieved remarkable milestones in the past there in the lower formulae. Adrien Tambay and Adam Carroll claimed wins with Campos Racing-entered cars on this circuit back in 2011. Mugello is a beloved circuit thanks to its undulating layout in the hill of the beautiful Tuscan countryside. The 5.245-kilometre track has fifteen corners and an extremely long main straight. The first part of the circuits resembles Spa-Francorchamps with plenty of elevation changes.
Free practice and qualifying sessions take place on Friday at 12.55 and 17.00 respectively. Saturday’s feature race is scheduled at 16.45 with Sunday’s sprint race getting underway at 11.55. All times are CET.