Campos Racing looks to extend FIA Formula 3 podium streak

The Spain-based team will enter the fifth round of the 2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship season with its roster of drivers comprised of last weekend’s rostrum finisher Alex Peroni, Sophia Flörsch and Alessio Deledda

Campos Racing is ready for the second of the two back-to-back events at Silverstone. After the British Grand Prix, the third-tier of Formula 1 feeder series has scheduled its fifth round of the 2020 season in the frame of the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, which takes place in the frame of the F1 Grand Prix once again.

The single Spanish team in the series delivered a strong performance last weekend with Australian Alex Peroni stepping up third onto podium. Peroni started the season in style with a third-place finish at Red Bull Ring. The Australian young ace scored more points in both races at the Hungaroring and continued his points-paying finishes streak at Silverstone, where he finished third and sixth as mentioned above. These results have moved Peroni into serious title contention against ten other drivers in the closely-fought series.

German female driver Sophia Flörsch and Italian Alessio Deledda will be at the wheel of the two other Campos Racing-entered Dallara F3 2019 cars. Despite a rival ruined her chances in race 1, Flörsch completed a positive qualifying session at Silverstone just a few days ago, which will be a real morale booster for the second consecutive round at the “Home of British Motor Racing”. Deledda will get a second shot on British soil as the Italian driver also saw his chances dashed due to race incidents, particularly in race 2.

Silverstone is a real challenge for the tires due to significant lateral and vertical loads. Despite Silverstone features a quick, flowing nature, teams run in high downforce setups to maximize cornering speeds. Changeable weather is always another key factor at Silverstone but the weather forecast is sunny for this weekends’ races. This said, who can predict the unpredictable?

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): “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.”

Silverstone (UK), JUL 30 - AUG 02 2020 - British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Sophia Florsch #31 Campos Racing © 2020 Sebastiaan Rozendaal / Dutch Photo Agency

Silverstone (UK), JUL 30 – AUG 02 2020 – British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Sophia Florsch #31 Campos Racing © 2020 Sebastiaan Rozendaal / Dutch Photo Agency

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 (UK),  AUG 07- 09 2020 - 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone. Jack Aitken #09 Campos Racing. © 2020 Diederik van der Laan / Dutch Photo Agency