Ralph Boschung made a positive Formula 2 comeback in Sakhir.
The Swiss driver completed a solid Feature Race on Saturday in his first race in the Campos this season. Unfortunately, Boschung was forced to retire from the Sprint Race when another driver crashed into him. Meanwhile, teammate Guilherme Samaia put in a recovery drive on Sunday.
Despite not getting the results they wanted, the Campos pair showed great pace and performance. Particularly for Boschung, as he made a comeback after a year away from racing.
Qualifying was a lottery system with red and yellow flags, and the Campos pair started the race from towards the back of the grid but had high hopes going into the races.
The Feature Race saw Samaia forced to pit early following a clash while Boschung gained several positions in the early stages. Campos’ quick pitstop allowed Boschung to overtake another couple of cars to finish 14th. Samaia finished 22nd after the first lap incident.
The sprint race saw Boschung make a good start and move up to 13th in the first few laps. However, a rival crashed into the back of Boschung’s car on lap 10 and caused damage to the left rear tyre. The Swiss driver headed back to the pits but couldn’t rejoin the race. Teammate Samaia showed good pace and passed a few cars to finish 19th.
Campos posted on Twitter: “That’s a wrap!! #SakhirGP is ended, not the best way to finish the weekend but, glass half full for what is coming #F2 #BeCamposBeRacing.”
Campos will remain in Bahrain for the postseason test set to take place on the 8th to the 10th of December on the main Grand Prix layout.
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