After a lengthy break in the calendar Cameron Das will be back behind the wheel of his Euroformula Open car as the 2018 season roars back in to action at Silverstone this weekend. After almost two months away from racing action Das will dust off his Carlin race suit, return to the cockpit and get ready to race once again as battle recommences in the challenging and competitive series.
In the four race weekends so far this season, Das has come tantalisingly close to his first race victory in the championship. Solid qualifying sessions and race pace has led to two podiums, a fastest racing lap, and five top five finishes out of eight races, with the opportunities for further success heightened as he begins to return to circuits he has previously raced at in the past. His strong form means that he currently sits fifth in the championship standings with four rounds left to compete in this season after a consistent showing up to date.
Up next, Das will take on the challenges of Silverstone – known as the home of British motorsport. Its world-famous complex of thrilling corners such as Maggots and Becketts, as well as the brilliantly fast Stowe corner which follows the Hangar straight, make sure that the Silverstone GP circuit is regarded as one of the best events on the calendar. Das already has experience around the 5.891km track after appearances last season in the BRDC British Formula Three Championship as well as his debut race in the Euroformula Open Championship one year ago.
18-year-old Das has used the break in the year to return to his home in Baltimore, all the while continuing his fitness and training regime to ensure he comes back to the 2018 season in the same strong form he has shown throughout the previous eight races. Silverstone this weekend will kickstart the action before he heads to Monza later in the month followed by Jerez and the season finale at Barcelona in October.
Das said of the upcoming weekend, “Silverstone is just one of those tracks you always look forward to. It’s Carlin’s home GP and in a sense mine as well since I’ve lived in England almost two years now.
“The track has a plethora of corners and variation between them; it hosts some of the best high-speed corners in motor sports. This year will be particularly difficult with the new surface that is incredibly bumpy and prone to collecting water in inclement weather, so it will be a learning curve for sure but I’m excited for the challenge.”
As ever, both qualifying sessions and races will be streamed live on YouTube which can be accessed via the official website www.euroformulaopen.net
The weekend schedule is as follows:
Friday 31st August
09.00 – 09.40 Free Practice 1
13.47 – 14.27 Free Practice 2
Saturday 1st September
09.45 – 10.15 Qualifying 1
14.15 (35 minutes) Race 1
Sunday 2nd September
09.00 – 09.30 Qualifying 2
12.45 (35 minutes) Race 2