The Finnish driver steps out to the GP3 Series following a successful debut season with Campos Racing in the Euroformula F3 Open
Campos Racing is proud to announce that Finland’s Simo Laaksonen will join the outfit to compete in the 2018 GP3 Series. The 19-year-old driver made his debut in the Euroformula F3 Open with the Spain-based team last year stepping finishing on podium twice at iconic Hungaroring and Monza circuits. Besides, Laaksonen ranked sixth overall and third in the Spanish Formula 3 Championship classification.
The GP3 Series will offer him another proving ground and valuable learning experience. During the collective testing at the Yas Marina Circuit in December, Laaksonen already performed extremely well cracking the top-ten in his first outing at the wheel of the Dallara GP3/16 car. There will be six days of pre-season testing at Paul Ricard (21-22 February), Jerez (14-15 March) and Barcelona (17-18 April) before the curtain-raiser in Montmeló next May in the frame of the Spanish Grand Prix.
Laaksonen explains: “I am very happy that our cooperation continues in GP3 this season. Already last season in Euroformula-series showed that Campos Racing Team is a highly motivated team full of professionals. And our last GP3-test in Abu Dhabi also showed that they have top speed in GP3. I know that GP3-series is really tough especially for rookie drivers but with a familiar team and a good preparation time, I’m confident.”
Adri Campos Jr, Sporting Director of Campos Racing, comments: “We are extremely happy to keep working with Simo, this season will be a very challenging one but seeing his progress last year in his rookie season in Euroformula we are all very confident and will do our best to help him achieve his goals.”