Christian Ho has left MP Motorsport to join Campos Racing for his second season in the Spanish Formula 4 championship.
The 16-year-old Singaporean-Korean is the team’s sixth signing for 2023, alongside Andres Cardenas, Jesse Carrasquedo Jr, Enzo Deligny, Matteo de Palo, Noah Stromsted and Enzo Deligny.
The series will require teams to split up their line-ups in a different way to last year where each entrant was limited to four cars and so Campos divided its roster of cars into ‘Campos’ and ‘Campos Racing’.
Ho’s rookie year in single-seater racing last year started in the F4 United Arab Emirates championship, where he took a best finish of fifth. He then had a season in Spanish F4 that ended well with several top-five finishes and 13th place in the standings.
During that time he was managed by Nicolas Todt’s All Road Management group, but he is not listed as one of its drivers anymore.
“I would like to say thank you to Campos Racing for believing in me and I’m very excited to begin my second season of single-seaters with them,” said Ho.
“They are a very iconic team and have proven last year that their car is more than capable of winning races. I would like to thank Campos and everybody who is with me on this journey and I look forward to a strong season with my new racing family.”
During his karting career, Ho drove for Sauber’s own karting team and came second in the FIA Karting Academy Trophy and German Junior championship in OK-Junior karts in 2019.
That year he was also 11th in the CIK-FIA World Championship, and he improved to fourth place in 2020, as well as coming third in the WSK Champions Cup.
For 2021 he has stepped up full-time to senior karting in OK karts, after going up against older opposition in the 2020 IAME Asia Cup and finishing third.
He started the year with 23rd in the Champions Cup, and was 24th in WSK’s Super Master Series. In the CIK-FIA European championship he could only come 47th in the standings.
“We are extremely happy to have Christian on board for the 2023 F4 Spain season,” said Campos team principal Adrian Campos Jr.
“Christian displayed his talent with a number of highlights last year and building on it, I feel sure he will able to fight for top results in the series with one of our cars. We have a very talented, young driver line-up to defend our titles and add more success in the series.”