Campos confirms Alex Peroni for 2019 Formula 3 campaign

Campos has added Australian youngster Alex Peroni to its driver line-up for this year’s FIA Formula 3 Championship.

The new-for-2019 third-tier series is replacing GP3 on the Formula 1 support bill and will act as a support event at eight Grands Prix, commencing in Spain and concluding in Russia.

Peroni tested Campos’ GP3 machinery in Abu Dhabi in 2018 and will now step up to Formula 3 with the Spanish squad this year.

Peroni, 19, finished ninth in last season’s Formula Renault Eurocup.

“I was made to feel immediately comfortable with the Campos team in Abu Dhabi,” said Peroni.

“The team did everything they could to help me and good lap times came very quickly.

“I was very impressed with how hard they worked and from that moment I wanted an opportunity to work with the Campos team throughout the Formula 3 championship and I’m very happy that we have reached an agreement.”

Peroni is Campos’ second confirmed signing for the season and will link up with Sebastian Fernandez and a yet-to-be-announced third driver at the team.

“Alex is a driver who last season showed some impressive performances despite his young age,” said team boss Adrian Campos.

“Therefore, we believe that he has great prospects and, with the right preparation from Campos Racing, he will reach his full potential.

“Internally, we were very pleasantly surprised in the postseason tests in Abu Dhabi, getting a quick adaptation and achieving rather competitive lap times.

“We expect him to continue his progression, that's why everybody at Campos Racing will put everything at his disposal to grow together.”