Swiss driver Ralph Boschung has parted ways with Campos Racing ahead of the Formula 2 Championship’s season finale at Abu Dhabi later this month, prompting yet another driver change at the Spanish outfit.
A race-winner in the GP3 Series, Boschung graduated to Formula 2 with Campos in 2017 and scored a hat-trick of points’ finishes over the Azerbaijan and Austrian rounds. The 20-year-old hasn’t troubled the scoreboard since and his last outing at Jerez saw his prospects of claiming further points stymied by reliability troubles in practice and qualifying.
“My time with Campos Racing has helped me develop a lot as a driver, and also as a person,” Boschung said in a statement jointly issued with the team.
“It was my debut season in the ultra-competitive FIA Formula 2 Championship, so I was expecting a strong challenge.
“Still, I’ve had some great moments and would like to thank Adrián Campos and his team for their efforts this season. I wish them the best of luck.”
Adrián Campos, CEO of Campos Racing, added: “Ralph delivered strong performances considering it was his maiden season.
“I’m looking forward to working with him in the future, as I’m sure he has a brilliant motorsport career ahead of him.”
The team is yet to announce the identity of Boschung’s replacement in a season that has been riven by instability in its driving line-up.
While Boschung has driven at every round to-date the team’s second car has been occupied by no less than four different drivers.
Veteran driver Stefano Coletti opened the season for the team in Bahrain before he was replaced by ex-F1 driver Roberto Merhi. The Spaniard was himself replaced by Robert Vișoiu; the Romanian drove for the team through til the Monza round before suddenly announcing his retirement from motorsport. His seat was then taken by Spanish driver Álex Palou, who impressed on debut with a pair of eighth-placed finishes at Jerez.
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