Aitken wrapped up the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix with a double podium finish in his Campos Racing-run Dallara F2 2018 last weekend and expects another strong performance in the Spanish Grand Prix. Samaia is feeling optimistic ahead of the Barcelona round
After just a few days, Campos Racing is already rested and ready for another exciting chapter of the 2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship season. The Spain-based team achieved a well-deserved double podium finish at Silverstone with Jack Aitken. Everything ran smoothly and according to plan and Campos Racing’s work finally paid off. Aitken’s faultless drives in both races were the icing on the cake for an almost perfect weekend.
After such a morale-boosting result, Campos Racing heads to Spain for its home round at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The home of the Spanish F1 Grand Prix will host the sixth round of the series in which Campos Racing aims at putting on another strong performance. Above mentioned Aitken and Brazilian Guilherme Samaia will drive both orange-colored Dallara F2 2018 cars with both racers feeling confident they can do a good result in Barcelona. Aitken brought a second place finish home in Barcelona last year, which is an excellent prelude to the weekend. Besides, Samaia has plenty of racing experience on the circuit and his goal is to make another step forward in performance.
The 2020 season is being all about tire wear and degradation and the Spanish round on the calendar won’t be different. Barcelona is always a demanding track for the rubber but this time it will be even harder. Normally the Spanish Grand Prix takes place in May, not August, so temperatures will be considerably warmer. Besides, track surface is significantly abrasive. The set-up calls for a medium to high level of downforce, while brake wear also tends to be high.
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.
Adrián Campos (Team Principal of Campos Racing): “We are back racing in Spain for our home Grand Prix and that is a nice feeling. Unfortunately we will be there without our fans in the stands. Let’s see what the weekend bring us. Fortunately the Spanish Grand Prix was declared of national interest and people will be able to watch in on TV and have good fun. We are working to put everything in place and our goal is that our drivers be able to shine throughout the weekend.”
Jack Aitken (Driver of Campos Racing): “After my home race in Silverstone, I am very excited to go to Spain for Campos’ home race! Hopefully we can keep the good momentum we had from the last round and convert that into fighting for pole and the win this weekend. It’s a track that I’ve always enjoyed, so I’m looking forward to getting started.”