Deledda, Fernández and Peroni were forced to start in the middle of the field after a tough qualifying session at the Hungaroring, which is notoriously difficult to overtake on
Campos Racing showed their spirit to overcome a challenging weekend at the Hungaroring, which hosted the fifth round of the FIA Formula 3 Championship. Alessio Deledda, Alex Peroni and Sebas Fernández pushed hard throughout the event in their Campos Racing-entered Dallara cars.
After a positive free practice session on Friday, Campos Racing and its drivers headed into qualifying with good prospects. However, they were unlucky with traffic so it was impossible to show their true pace. Fernández clocked a lap time of 1m32.376s to line up 12th on the grid. Peroni qualified 14th fastest with a lap time of 1m32.402s and, further adrift, Deledda took the 30th spot on the starting grid with a lap time of 1m35.016s.
Race 1 saw Peroni making a strong start as the Australian driver moved up to 12th ahead of Fernández. They got caught in the middle of the field and, despite DRS, was extremely difficult to gain more places. As they got worse tire wear, neither Peroni nor Fernández could charge for a points-paying finish. Spaniard Fernández classified in 13th place and Peroni was given a 30-second penalty following a contact with David Beckmann, which demoted him to 26th. Deledda took the checkered flag in 24th place.
On Sunday, Fernández couldn’t make a good start and dropped down the order. By contrast, Peroni immediately put in a recovery driver as soon as the lights went out. After 22 laps, Peroni finished in 16th place with Fernández taking the checkered flag in 23rd place. Italian Deledda ended up in 26th.
The FIA Formula 3 Championship will resume at Spa-Francorchamps after traditional summer break on 31 August-1 September.