Campos Racing have signed Italian Matteo Nannini for Round 3 of the season in Baku, with the 17-year-old replacing Gianluca Petecof.

Nannini – who drove for HWA RACELAB in Round 1 of the season - will join Swiss driver Ralph Boschung at the Spanish side in Azerbaijan.

“I am very happy with the opportunity that Campos Racing have given me,” said Nannini. “I had a special friendship with Adrian Campos. He would have loved me to race with his team and this weekend it will become a reality.

“He will surely be very happy and will look at us from up there. I will give my best on the track. I thank all the Campos family again.”

Nannini is a double Formula 3 podium scorer
Nannini is a double Formula 3 podium scorer

Arriving with three years of experience in single-seaters, Nannini is a double Formula 3 podium scorer.

The Italian was the 2019 Formula 4 UAE Championship winner and also has experience in Formula Regional European, Formula Renault Eurocup and Spanish F4.

Campos Racing Sporting Director Adrián Campos-Suñer Torres added: “We expect to continue the same positive streak of results already seen in Monaco, where our team performed rather well.

“Baku is a venue in which our drivers have always achieved strong results. We feel sorry for Gianluca (Petecof) and the circumstances that prevented him from coming here but we hope to have him with us again in the future.

“Furthermore, we are pleased to have Matteo (Nannini) joins us for this appointment, and we are sure he will be competitive due to his huge potential as a racing driver.”