The FIA Formula 2 will come to an end at Bahrain International Circuit, which hosts the two final events of the 2020 season on consecutive weekends. Aitken and Samaia expect to finish in strong form
After a two-month hiatus the 2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship season resumes this weekend on the Bahrain International Circuit. The Bahraini circuit will host two events on back-to-back weekends but using different track layouts. The Bahrain Grand Prix taking place on 28-29 November will use the well-known 5.412km layout with an all-new high-speed track to make its first appearance on 5-6 December.
Campos Racing will be heading to Bahrain with more podium finishes in prospect following a solid performance at Sochi Autodrom in which Jack Aitken finished fourth and sixth in his Campos Racing-run Dallara F2 2018. The Anglo-Korean made a double podium visit at his home round at Silverstone and has been a regular rostrum contender in many races. Brazilian Guilherme Samaia has previous experience on Bahrain from preseason testing and will try to translate it into positive results this weekend.
Bahrain always features high temperatures – slightly lower at the end of the year- and with its characteristic succession of corners is one of the toughest circuits of the calendar on brakes. Besides, due to the track is in a desert, it is always at risk of being coated in fine sand and this factor has a massive impact in grip levels. At the same time, there is a very remarkable improvement throughout the weekend as track time goes on.
Free practice and qualifying sessions take place on Friday at 10.35 and 14.15 respectively. Saturday’s feature race is scheduled at 10.10 with Sunday’s sprint race getting underway at 11.00. All times are CET.
Adrián Campos (Team Principal of Campos Racing): “Bahrain marks the final sprint of the 2020 season with two consecutive race weekends there. It is probably the most challenging season we never experienced considering under the circumstances in which it is taking place. We are expecting to finish the season in style with some nice results.”
Jack Aitken (Driver of Campos Racing): “I’m hugely excited to be able to get back in the car after so long away! We have been working hard to ensure we are ready for the final rounds in Bahrain, and we are absolutely focused on achieving race wins to end the season on a high.”
Guilherme Samaia (Driver of Campos Racing): “I’m looking forward to be back on track after this long break since Sochi. I used this time to rest and digest a lot of information. I feel positive for these last two rounds in Bahrain, aiming to finish the season in a high.”