Oliver Goethe, the dynamic Red Bull Junior Team driver, is set to return to the FIA Formula 3 Championship in 2024, racing with Campos Racing. This marks his second year in the prestigious championship, solidifying his position as a rising star in the racing world. Goethe, 19, is switching from Trident to the Spanish outfit, bringing with him the experience and success of finishing eighth in the Drivers’ Championship this year.
The young driver's journey with Campos Racing began in 2022, laying the foundation for what promises to be an exhilarating 2024 season. Goethe's maiden victory at the Silverstone Feature Race and a podium finish in Sakhir are just glimpses of his potential. Reflecting on the upcoming season, Goethe expressed his eagerness to hit the ground running, aiming for wins and podiums right from the start. His focus on consistency aligns with the demanding nature of the FIA Formula 3 Championship.
Goethe's racing career has been a testament to his skill and dedication. Starting with a one-round appearance in the Spanish F4 Championship in 2019, he quickly rose through the ranks. His full season in 2020 saw him clinch a win and multiple podiums. The momentum continued as he competed in the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine and triumphed in the Euroformula Open Championship in 2022.
His FIA Formula 3 debut with Campos Racing was marked by impressive performances, including a fourth-place finish in his four race appearances. Post-season testing this year saw Goethe excel, setting the fastest times in Jerez and Barcelona, and finishing ninth in the challenging Macau Grand Prix.
Adrián Campos Jr, Team Principal of Campos Racing, praised Goethe's talent and potential. His strong debut and recent successes point towards a promising 2024 campaign with the team. Campos Jr highlighted Goethe's remarkable recovery drive in Macau, showcasing his ability to excel in demanding conditions.
As Oliver Goethe prepares for the 2024 FIA Formula 3 season with Campos Racing, expectations are high for this talented driver. His journey in the championship thus far demonstrates not just his racing prowess, but also his growth and adaptability in one of motorsport's most competitive arenas.