Ghiotto and Merhi expecting to hunt strong showing to end the 2018 FIA Formula 2 season on a high note at the Yas Marina Circuit
2018 season comes to an end for Campos Vexatec Racing in Abu Dhabi next weekend. After a long season, which kicked off in early April, the Spain-based squad will head into the traditional final round in Yas Island with Luca Ghiotto and Roberto Merhi driving their Dallara F2 2018 cars.
Ghiotto currently sits 8th in the Drivers’ standings on 94 points. The Italian racer scored three podium finishes throughout the season so far with a second place at the Hungaroring and a double rostrum in Le Castellet. Spaniard Merhi collected points in both races by finishing sixth and ninth during his first appearance with Campos Vexatec Racing in Sochi. Last but not least, Campos Vexatec Racing already stepped onto the podium at the Yas Marina Circuit in previous seasons, a good starting point ahead of the weekend.
The 21-corner circuit features a wide variety of bends and speeds but its long straights also create overtaking opportunities. Due to its varied nature, teams run medium downforce compromise set-ups. Besides, drivers will enjoy low tire wear and degradation levels due to its smooth surface.
With Friday devoted to free practice and qualifying sessions, Saturday’s feature race will take place at 15.40 (CET). Sunday’s sprint race is scheduled at 10.35 (CET).