Campos Racing aims for strong run at high-speed Silverstone circuit

The Spanish squad will field its three-car entry for Alex Peroni, Sophia Flörsch and Alessio Deledda for another double-header of closely-fought FIA Formula 3 action in the United Kingdom

Campos Racing is ready for two intense weekends of racing as Silverstone, the well-known “Home of the British Motor Racing”, will host back-to-back events counting towards the 2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship season. The Valencia-based team expects competitive run on British soil as both rounds at Silverstone will play a key role for the third-tier of Formula 1 feeder championship.

Campos Racing will enter its three Dallara F3 2019 machineries for the trio of youngsters comprised of Alex Peroni, Sophia Flörsch and Alessio Deledda. Australian Peroni made a strong start to the season with a podium finish at the Red Bull Ring. After that third place at FIA F3’s season-opener, Peroni scored another points-paying finish in the Styrian Grand Prix. Finally, the Australian driver finished seventh and tenth at the Hungaroring to add more points to his tally. German female driver and Italian Alessio Deledda indeed put in recovery drives in their Campos Racing-entered Dallara cars and theirs first points look to be just around the corner.

As a result of its high-speed nature, Silverstone is one of the most demanding circuits on the tires. Famous bends such as Abbey or Copse put high demands upon the tires, as they all place high lateral loads, and drivers will have to nurse their tires in order to make it to the finish in competitive pace. After Hungaroring, in which tire wear and degradation were extremely high, Silverstone will bring a new opportunity to shine in tire management. Despite it is a high speed circuit, engineers usually set the cars up with maximum downforce to aid cornering speeds. Last but not least, the often-changeable weather conditions can make a big difference and a compromise between dry and wet can become key.

Practice and qualifying sessions will take place at 10.35 and 15.05 respectively on Friday. Race 1 is scheduled on Saturday at 10.25 with race 2 bringing the curtain down on Sunday at 09.45. All times are CET.

Adrián Campos (Team Principal of Campos Racing): “As expected, the events and races run in atypical conditions due to COVID-19 pandemic. The restrictions to arrest the further spread of the pandemic obviously affect working conditions, which are not ideal particularly in motorsport in which every small details is of utmost importance for the functioning of the whole. This said, we expect to be back up the front and achieve the top results in which we set our sight on at the beginning of the season.”

Mogyorod (HUN), JUL 16-19 2020 - Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring. Sophia Florsch #31 Campos Racing © 2020 Sebastiaan Rozendaal / Dutch Photo Agency

Mogyorod (HUN), JUL 16-19 2020 – Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring. Sophia Florsch #31 Campos Racing © 2020 Sebastiaan Rozendaal / Dutch Photo Agency

Mogyorod (HUN), JUL 16-19 2020 - Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring. Jack Aitken #09 Campos Racing. © 2020 Sebastiaan Rozendaal / Dutch Photo AgencyPHOTO-2020-08-02-15-33-47