Campos looking to show their pace

Campos looking to show their pace

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Campos looking to show their pace

FIA Formula 2 has not gone very far on the map this week as we move just south of Monza to the Tuscan venue of Mugello.

Despite the circuit holding prior race events in Formula 2’s previous incarnations this circuit is a step into the unknown for most drivers and teams alike.

Both Jack Aitken and Guilherme Samaia will be hoping to build on what was a better overall performance last week in Monza.

Aitken, made it into the points following a good recovery from the team and the driver after a red-flag in the qualifying session.

Jack will be one of the fortunate drivers on the grid who has at least some knowledge of the circuit to draw upon,

“I’ve raced once before in Formula Renault. It’s going to be difficult to overtake, because it’s a high speed circuit. But there are quite a few corners there at you can take more than one line so maybe that can help. I’m not sure what we are going to get but it will be quite interesting that’s for sure.”

The Brit’s experience behind the wheel of the Dallara F2/18 will be key factor in order to gain extra speed in the short free practice session on Friday morning.

In Formula 2 the car’s don’t have power steering like their Formula 1 counter-parts, this factor may play a key part in the results come race day.

“actually this year seems to be the case more often than we would seemed to expect.”

So be sure to look out for tired arm’s in the pit lane following practice and race sessions. We could be in for some fun on Sunday if some of the drivers are struggling with this, the third and most demanding of three high speed circuits in this triple-header.

The real challenge though is in preparations for the weekend. This will affect all teams and Campos are no different,

“Usually going into races we have data to use that we can look at and say we usual have this much deg here or when we used this compound two years ago it did this. Obviously we just don’t have that anymore and the tyres have been very sensitive as well this year so it’s all very interesting to see what will happen.”

 

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