Ralph Boschung is one of Formula 2’s most experienced racers, but which moments were pivotal in getting him to where he is today?
We spoke with the CAMPOS Racing driver, who picked out the three moments that made him.
MY FIRST YEAR IN SINGLE-SEATERS
“This was in 2012, in Formula BMW. I was 14 at the time, so very young, but I had a very good year. I didn’t have much karting experience, so I think that this is where I was able to make my name a little bit.
“I didn't go-kart competitively until I was around 12 and then I just did two years of competitive karting, before that it was just using rental-karts for fun, so I don't have a massive karting CV - I never really did anything bigger than national championships.
“I did a few races in a rental-kart and there were two Swiss drivers that were already competing. I made friends with them, and I was actually matching them for pace, so they told me that I should try it out competitively. It is quite an atypical way to come up the ladder, but I made it to F2, and I’m happy about that.
MY FIRST GP3 WIN
“I had scored podiums before, but I’d never won a race at that level. My first win was in Austria in 2016 and that was a strong moment for me.
“I had enjoyed a decent start to the season, I think that I was fourth in the championship, so to get the win was super nice. Winning at this level means a lot because it is on the ladder with Formula 1, and you have all of the people in F1 watching the races and keeping an eye on them.”
“The final selection would be a set of moments that all link together. After I arrived in Formula 2, there have been periods where I have had to leave, but then returned later on. “I think that those comebacks shows my determination. Especially this current season because I did not race last year. It has helped to build me a lot mentally.”