Campos have announced that Ralph Boschung will stay with the team for 2023 FIA F2 season.
Boschung first drove for Campos in 2017 in his first season in F2 after two seasons in GP3 but went on to drive for MP Motorsport and Trident, before eventual funding issues forced him to take a sabbatical in 2020 from which he returned at the final round for Campos as replacement for Jack Aitken.
The Swiss driver had initially been set to return to Campos at start of 2021 but Aitken’s emergency call-up to Williams in F1, enabled Boschung to make his comeback early which benefitted him ahead of his best F2 season yet in 2021 as he finished 10th overall with third-placed finishes in Jeddah and Yas Marina.
A neck injury and subsequent diagnosis of facet syndrome however limited Boschung’s progress this season, as he was forced to withdraw from Spain, Monaco and Silverstone rounds plus skipped trips to Austria, France and Hungary but still managed podium finishes in Imola and Belgium.
Campos though have stood by Boschung and have rewarded his faith in the team with a new deal for next season, which the 25 year-old Swiss is “very grateful” for.
Funding issues and neck injury though has meant that 2021 has been Boschung’s only full campaign in F2 and he is now eager to deliver, as he said: “2021 has been my only full season in the category, after this year’s was compromised by my neck problems.
“It is a pending task and I want to show that together with Campos Racing we can achieve consistent results at all times.”
Campos Team Principal, Adrian Campos is “delighted” to retain Boschung following discussions with the team, who are eager to achieve their “pending things and objectives” of which they weren’t able to do this season due to Boschung’s neck injury.
Boschung is the latest driver to confirm his F2 plans for next season after Dennis Hauger and Enzo Fittipaldi confirmed moves to MP Motorsport and Carlin from PREMA and Charouz respectively, whilst Oliver Bearman will step up from F3 to F2 with PREMA.