Campos Racing hopeful for the second FIA F2 challenge at Silverstone

Last week’s performance helped confirm good work done and Aitken and Samaia expect to make further improvements at the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix event

The 2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship season will continue its non-stop action with a second consecutive event at Silverstone, the well-known “Home of British Motor Racing”. The old airfield has become one of the most famous and iconic circuits across the world due to the speed and flow of its layout.

Campos Racing will enter their two Dallara F2 2018 cars for local hero Jack Aitken and series newcomer Guilherme Samaia. The season is being as tough as expected with just one second covering almost twenty drivers. Besides, the new 18-inch tires have been another challenge for drivers and engineers. After four rounds, Campos Racing has worked tirelessly to understand how the cars perform on the new wheels and the team is on the right path now.

Anglo-Korean Aitken ran as high as third on Saturday and put in a superb recovery drive to secure a points-paying finish on Sunday. Samaia keeps pushing and working very hard to reduce the gap and the Brazilian driver is already getting involved in battles with much more experienced drivers in the Formula 1 feeder series.

Silverstone is extremely hard for tires as Round 4 proved a few days ago. There are many fast corners flowing in quick succession and drivers need to nurse their tires in order to make it to the finish with no extra stops. Despite a high-downforce set-up is mandatory, tires are continuously working to generate as much grip as possible. Particularly Copse or Becketts are true tire killers and they also play a key role to clock a competitive qualifying time.

Free practice and qualifying sessions take place on Friday at 13.55 and 18.00 respectively. Saturday’s feature race is scheduled at 16.45 with Sunday’s sprint race getting underway at 11.10. All times are CET.

Adrián Campos (Team Principal of Campos Racing): “We are tirelessly working without letting down our guard. The 2020 season is an extremely challenge one due to COVID-19 pandemic, which is making things even harder for everybody. But we all at Campos Racing are pushing hard to be back up the front. At the moment, tire wear and degradation are the key factors and we focused on improving this matter, which we expect to pay down this weekend.”

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JULY 31: Jack Aitken of Great Britain and Campos Racing before practice for the Formula 2 Championship at Silverstone on July 31, 2020 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Joe Portlock - Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JULY 31: Jack Aitken of Great Britain and Campos Racing before practice for the Formula 2 Championship at Silverstone on July 31, 2020 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Joe Portlock – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

Silverstone (ENG) JUL 30 - AUG 2 2020 - British Grand Prix at Silverstone circuit. Jack Aitken #09 Campos Racing. © 2020 Diederik van der Laan / Dutch Photo AgencySilverstone (UK), JUL 30 - AUG 02 2020 - British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Sophia Florsch #31 Campos Racing © 2020 Sebastiaan Rozendaal / Dutch Photo Agency