Campos Vexatec Racing shows good speed at Monaco’s accident-marred weekend

Ghiotto posted the fastest lap on Saturday after a rival sent him into the wall on Friday shortly after the start. Nissany quickly adapted to the track despite the Monegasque urban circuit is extremely difficult for a rookie

Campos Vexatec Racing delivered another competitive performance in the FIA Formula 2 Championship despite the result in Monte Carlo. However, both races were marred by several incidents and the hopes of Campos Vexatec Racing were dashed despite strong potential.

In Thursday’s free practice session Luca Ghiotto and Roy Nissany, the latter making his debut in the street circuit, already clocked competitive lap times. The pairing of Campos Vexatec Racing was able to convert it into results in qualifying, which was split into two groups for even and odd numbered cars. In Group A, Nissany posted the ranked ninth with a lap of 1m23.796s in his Campos Vexatec Racing-run Dallara F2 2018. In Group B, Ghiotto was 3rd-fastest with his lap time of 1m22.241s to secure fifth spot on the starting for Friday’s race.

Unfortunately, Ghiotto’s race 1 was over a few meters after the lights went out when Antonio Fuoco forced him into the wall with an aggressive change direction. Nissany moved through the field to finish 12th. Today, Ghiotto experienced problems at the start with Nissany moving into the top-ten. Nissany couldn’t finish the race this time as his car was hit by Alex Albon on the exit of the tunnel on lap 25. Ghiotto finished tenth scoring the fastest lap of the race (1m23.407s).

FIA Formula 2’s Round 5 will take place in Le Castellet on 23-24 June.