Regular podium finisher Peroni and Deledda will be joined by Flörsch in Italy as the latter was absent in Belgium due to her commitments in the European Le Mans Series
Campos Racing heads to Italy to race on two consecutive weekends at Monza and Mugello, which host the eighth and ninth rounds of the 2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship season. The Spanish-based team will field its three-car army at Monza’s “Temple of Speed” for its trio of young drivers comprised of Alex Peroni, Alessio Deledda and Sophia Flörsch, who was forced to miss Spa-Francorchamps as a result of a clash with her European Le Mans Series commitments.
Monza is a special place for Peroni as he walked away from a massive crash last year when his car flipped into the air and landed on a safety fence. Peroni had a fracture vertebra after his violent airborne. Australian Peroni has become a regular podium contender in the third tier of F1 feeder series this season and has already stepped onto the rostrum three times. Peroni secured a third place finish at Red Bull Ring and equaled that result later at Silverstone. His best result of the season came in Barcelona, where Peroni finished second. Italian Deledda, who will be competing on his home turf, and German Flösch also expect to deliver strong performances throughout the weekend.
With its uncomplicated layout, Monza is the fastest circuit on the calendar. Besides, around the current track already has the most vestiges of its historic past including the banking last used in 1969. There are three sections of the Monza circuit that place particularly heavy demands on the tires: the first chicane, the Ascari curves and the Parabolica, which leads to start/finish line. Considering how closely-fought FIA Formula 3 races are, another exciting double-header is predicted. Grid position isn’t too important at Monza as overtaking is easier thanks to slipstreams and DRS zones.
Practice and qualifying sessions will take place at 09.35 and 14.05 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.