Kush Maini was full of praise for Campos after his team made a huge improvement over the first four rounds of the 2023 FIA Formula 2 Championship.
The Spanish team have been the surprise package this season, sat in fourth place in the Teams’ Championship after ending 2022 as the slowest team. Their new driver Maini has been enjoying his time with them, surprising many to rise to rise to fifth in the Drivers’ Championship.
Reflecting ahead of Round 5 in Monaco, he said: “Everyone’s really motivated here, they’ve had a few tough years and they’re working super hard.
“The car’s always been good, but when there’s a few things off it can really put the team down, so I think they’ve finally got out of this slump.”
The Indian driver has only finished outside of the top 10 once this season, finishing every race and picking up a podium along the way, to the delight of his team.
He said: “When we get a podium, even for the mechanics, it’s like they got a podium as well and I love it.
“For every single member of the team the race is as important for them as it is for me, so that makes for a great atmosphere.”
Both he and the team will hope to enjoy that feeling again in Monaco. On such a challenging circuit maintaining consistency is never simple, but Maini knows what it takes to perform on the streets of Monte Carlo, having won there back in 2019 in Formula Renault.
His team mate Ralph Boschung led the Championship after the opening round in Bahrain, but has struggled to score points since. The Swiss driver is the most experienced on the grid, and his knowledge has been beneficial both for Campos and Maini, who has been asking questions of his older team mate as he learns in his rookie season.
Heading into the Monaco weekend, Maini isn’t changing his approach. He said: “Obivously Monaco is special but for me it’s just another weekend. I’m going to get out in practice, enjoy driving the track and getting close to the walls.
“I’ve enjoyed the last few street circuits so I’m going to have some fun. Whatever my mindset has been it seems to be working so I don’t think it’s going to change for this race.”