Hugh Barter will make the step up to FIA Formula 3 for the 2023 season with Campos Racing.
Barter is one of the most promising young talents in single-seaters at the moment. Aged 17, the Nagoya-born driver earned Vice-Championship honors in the Spanish Formula 4 Championship last year driving for Campos Racing. He scored six wins and seven other podium finishes to take 2nd in the standings, which granted a 1-2 for the Spanish team behind his teammate Nikola Tsolov. Simultaneously, Barter also competed in last year’s French F4 and finished in second place with ten wins to his name.
“I’m very happy to announce that I’ll be doing F3 with Campos Racing this year. It’ll be good to keep the relationship going after a strong season with them in Formula 4 so I look forward to it. I would also like to thank my main sponsor Platinum High Integrity Technologies Limited because without them it would not be possible.”
The F3 season kicks off with testing in Sakhir, Bahrain in mid-February. Hugh has timed the step up to F3 just right as the championship visits Australia for the first time and enabling him to have a race in front of a home crowd. The season has 10 rounds and will conclude on the first weekend of September at the iconic Monza circuit.
Campos and the driver now know each other well following their F4 campaign and Team Principle Adrián Campos looks forward to the season ahead.
“We are proud to continue working with Hugh after a 2022 season with plenty of success. The Formula 3 championship is yet a more difficult challenge but we feel confident as he is a very talented driver with excellent skills. We really hope he will be able to quickly learn with our support and experience in order to end the season fighting for top results.”
Image: Hugh Barter