Peroni will return to racing with Campos in F3 after Monza incident
Alexander Peroni is ready to make his racing return after re-signing with Campos Racing in FIA Formula 3 (F3) Championship for 2020 season.
Months after a heavy incident at Monza which forced an early end of his rookie F3 campaign in 2019, Peroni is set for a return to competitive racing in 2020 after the Australian re-signed with Spanish outfit Campos.
Peroni spent weeks in hospital as he was forced to wear a brace for months. In the winter period, he also entered in an auction to raise budget to compete in F3 in 2020. He remains with Campos alongside Alessio Deledda, who has also re-signed for a second season.
"I’m really excited to announce I will be joining Campos Racing for the 2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship season," said Peroni. "I’m looking forward to starting the new season. It was a very tricky one last year.
"We showed good potential in places but something always happened to prevent us from achieving top results. But we learned a lot and that's the main thing as that knowledge can be carried over to the new season. The FIA F3 Championship is unfinished business.
"Now we'll have another shot." Teammate Deledda added: "I’m really happy to join Campos Racing one more year. The team always gave their best and I’m so grateful to them for the improvements and the experience I gained.
"This year I’m ready to improve my results in the races, I’m looking forward to driving again in the FIA F3." President Adrian Campos stated: "The FIA F3 Championship is a closely-fought series and your driver line-up must have as much experience as possible.
"That’s why to have Alex Peroni and Alessio Deledda with us for a second season it’s something very remarkable. I’m happy to continue working with Alex because last winter was a difficult time for him.
"But I have no doubts his motivation will bring those results he really deserves. Alessio will be also a strong part of Campos Racing. I’m convinced Alessio will make that step forward as he has worked restlessly."
2020 F3 line-up so far:
Jenzer Motorsport: Calan Williams, Matteo Nannini and Federico Malvestiti
Prema Racing: Logan Sargeant, Frederik Vesti and Oscar Piastri
ART Grand Prix: Alexander Smolyar, Theo Pourchaire and Sebastian Fernandez
HWA Racelab: Jake Hughes, Enzo Fittipaldi and Jack Doohan
Trident: Lirim Zendeli, Devlin Defrancesco and Olli Caldwell
Hitech GP: Max Fewtrell, Liam Lawson and Dennis Hauger
Campos Racing: Alexander Peroni, Alessio Deledda
Charouz Racing System: David Schumacher, Niko Kari and Igor Fraga
[Image courtesy: FIA Formula 3 Championship] [Note: This story was also written by me on FormulaRapida.net]