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Boschung to Make F2 Debut With Campos

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A fifth rookie has been signed to enter the competitive Formula 2 grid ahead of the new season of racing.

Former GP3 race-winner Ralph Boschung is making a step up to F2 in 2017, joining Campos Racing.

The 19-year-old moves up to the series after spending a year and a half in GP3, racing 30 times for Jenzer Motorsport and Koiranen GP.

His best result was a win in the Austrian sprint race at the Red Bull Ring last July. He missed three of the final four rounds of the 2016 season in Belgium, Malaysia, and Abu Dhabi after suffering financial problems.

Boschung finished both seasons in 11th place in the Drivers’ Championship, racing against fellow F2 racers Alexander Albon, Antonio Fuoco, Luca Ghiotto and Charles Leclerc during his time in the feeder series.

The racer is not fazed by the new challenge ahead, saying that he wants to stand on the podium during the year. Campos claimed just two podiums in 2016 with its 1-2 finish in the Austrian feature race.

“It is amazing to step up to the FIA F2 championship driving for Campos Racing, which has a huge experience in motorsport working with top drivers,” he said. “I want to learn as much as possible. My goal is to achieve points finishes in the first half of the season and then, building off the positive momentum, capture my first podium with more experience in the car.”

Boschung’s car will feature the traditional Campos red and white colors after the team used a yellow Jagonya Ayam-inspired design during 2016. His first laps in the car will come in the first pre-season test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on March 13-15.

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Cameron Paterson

Cameron Paterson has been a watcher of Formula 1 since 2007, a casual television watch evolved to watching and reading anything related to something with wheels and an engine. A fan of writing, it was a no-brainer about what to do to try and get into motorsport, consistently discussing things about this great sport since 2016.