This weekend’s racing action in Barcelona will bring the 2018 Euroformula Open Championship to its conclusion for American racer Cameron Das. With 14 races down already, just two remain on the calendar this weekend as the 2016 F4 US Champion looks to round off the year in style following continued good form and pace in the past couple of rounds.
The 2018 Euroformula Open season started way back in April at the Estoril circuit and since that first minute on track, Das has used every lap to his advantage to gain valuable experience in the widely used Dallara chassis on a variety of Formula 1 spec circuits – including tracks currently on the calendar such as Silverstone, Hungary and Spa-Francorchamps. Since Estoril, Das has gone on to take an impressive four podiums, and 12 top six finishes – showing incredible consistency. Now, with just two races to go, Das is hoping to sign off his season in style.
The Spanish track, a popular venue on the Formula 1 calendar, features a variety of corners for Das to get to grips with. The talented American has already raced at the track in the past so will be using the two days of testing prior to the weekend to his advantage as he looks to refamiliarize himself and make an impression on the two qualifying sessions and races on offer over the weekend.
“Barcelona is a special track,” Das analysed the Catalonian circuit. “It has a wide array of different corners from technical chicanes to edgy sweepers and I find it to be one of the most enjoyable tracks on this year’s calendar to drive on. It also has a very long straight which presents a great overtaking opportunity.
“Currently, the weather looks a bit wet and less than ideal on Thursday and Friday for testing but I’m greatly looking forward to the racing in Barcelona no matter what the conditions. It’s always sad going in to the last race of the season, but at the same time it is a perfect opportunity to take the gloves off and fight for more good results.”
The timetable [local time] for Barcelona is as follows;
09.00 – 12.00 – Private test 1
14.10 – 15.00 – Private test 2
16.20 – 17.10 – Private test 3
09.00 – 09.40 – Free Practice 1
13.10 – 13.50 – Free Practice 2
10.25 – 10.55 – Qualifying 1
14.40 – Race 1 (17 laps)
09.40 – 10.10 – Qualifying 2
13.15 – Race 2 (17 laps)