Campos Racing heads to Belgium for roller-coaster challenge at Spa

Aitken and Samaia expect another strong run in the FIA Formula 2 Championship as the series visits Spa-Francorchamps for its seventh round of the season

The busy summer racing activity goes on with the seventh appointment of the 2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship season taking place at Spa-Francorchamps this weekend. The roller coaster of the Grand Prix of Belgium is without doubts one of the highlights of the season and the single Spanish-based racing team in the F1 feeder series is looking forward to it with its duo of Jack Aitken and Guilherme Samaia.

Aitken and Samaia will be driving their two Campos Racing-run Dallara F2 2018 cars in the Ardennes and they expect to deliver strong performances on one of the most challenging tracks across the world. Spa-Francorchamps brings back nice memories as Campos Racing has achieved excellent results there in almost every single category. This year’s races will serve as a well-deserved racing tribute to young ace Anthoine Hubert from France who died at Spa one year ago after a high-speed collision in race 1.

Anglo-Korean Aitken, who secured a double podium finish at Silverstone, wants to keep the momentum going coming into the weekend. Considering that Spa is one of the last classical drivers’ circuits, Aitken is looking forward to stepping onto the podium once again. Brazilian Samaia, who also knows well Spa-Francorchamps, also feels optimistic ahead of the Belgian venue.

Spa-Francorchamps is the track that puts the highest peak vertical load on the tires throughout the season as a result of famous Eau Rouge-Radillon zone. Its undulating nature is a real joy for drivers and viewers themselves, who watch the Grand Prix on their screens. Whatever the weather, races are always closely-fought but rain is always around the corner to entangle the young and unwary!

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 11.10. All times are CET.

BARCELONA, SPAIN - AUGUST 14: Guilherme Samaia of Brazil and Campos Racing (10) drives has his tyres changed during qualifying for the Formula 2 Championship at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on August 14, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Dan Istitene - Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

BARCELONA, SPAIN – AUGUST 14: Guilherme Samaia of Brazil and Campos Racing (10) drives has his tyres changed during qualifying for the Formula 2 Championship at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on August 14, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Dan Istitene – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

BARCELONA, SPAIN - AUGUST 16: Alex Peroni of Australia and Campos Racing (29) prepares to drive on the grid before race two of the Formula 3 Championship at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on August 16, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Joe Portlock - Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)Francorchamps (BEL) AUG 28-30 2020 - Belgian Grand Prix at circuit Spa-Francorchamps. Andreas Estner #31 Campos Racing © 2020 Diederik van der Laan / Dutch Photo Agency