The dream job as a racing driver – it sounds like you’d be travelling the world and driving stunning, fast cars on breathtaking racetracks. But the road to becoming a professional racing driver isn’t that simple: 100 percent focus, strenuous fitness training, relocating to strange countries, saying goodbye to your family, defeats. And only after all that, in the ideal scenario, do the victories begin.
At 14 years old, Campbell began motor racing in the Queensland Super Sprint Series. Three years later, he achieved victory in the Queensland Formula Ford – and in the following year he went on to compete in the Australian version. In 2014, he made his début in the
Campbell wants to be the best. You can tell. He shows his ambition openly, but without aggression. However, when speaking with him, his calm, quiet manner leaves no room for doubt. His goal? He wants to become a professional racing driver. Preferably for
For his dream, Campbell moved to the other end of the world. He lived in the small Australian town of Warwick for 21 years, in a relatively modest home, where his family, consisting of his mother, aunt and grandparents, played a central role. His favourite food: hotpot. In February, he packed a large bag and his adventure began. Since then, he has lived in the Swabian town of Nürtingen, and is amazed that Germans only eat bread and cold cuts in the evening. Lunchtime also had something unusual in store for him. He couldn’t get used to ‘Maultaschen’, a kind of Swabian ravioli, but in the meantime he has come to rather like ‘Spätzle’, German egg noodles.
He has drawn considerably closer to his goal of becoming a professional racing driver in the last few months: in the fourth race of the Supercup, he celebrated his first victory with the Fach Auto Tech team. He won once again in the ninth round, and currently holds third place in the championship. In the season finale in Mexico at the end of October, he wants to show what he’s made of yet again, so that his dream can one day become a reality: works driver for