The Ferrari Driver Academy member returned to action at Sochi and Callum put in another fantastic qualifying display as he followed on from his Monza pole by securing third place.
The BRDC Superstar maintained his position on a frenetic opening lap of the Feature Race and ran the option/prime tyre strategy. After his stop, Callum comfortably ran in contention for points, though a small setback during the second half of the race left him battling a flat spot and degrading tyres to the end. He completed the distance in P9, scoring two points.
During a frantic opening lap to the Sprint Race, Callum was able to move himself from P9 to P2 on the opening lap. Keeping himself firmly in contention for victory, Callum competed in the lead train throughout the 15-lap race and crossed the line in P3 to record his second podium finish of the campaign.
“It was a good lap in qualifying and I kept the pace the whole way through the session. I was in the top four every lap but I didn't even think we had qualified in the top 10, so to come away with P3 was really pleasing.
In the Feature Race, we didn’t have the pace in the first stint but it started coming back towards me at the end and I was a lot quicker than everyone around me on the same strategy. After we boxed, we went back out in good shape, with good management. I don’t know if it was oil from Schumacher’s car but I locked up heavily into Turn 13, which not only cost me time but left me with a flat-spot that I had to manage until the end of the race. We should have ended up P6 without that happening, but that’s the way it is sometimes. It felt like a good race up until that point.
In Sunday's Sprint Race, I struggled a bit in the last sector today but overall I was really happy with the podium. I think after the race on Saturday where it was tricky towards the end, it's good to come back with a strong result. We keep evolving the car throughout the weekend and by the Sprint Race we generally have a car that I'm happy with. We nailed it in quali and I managed to get it into a window that I like, but the races have always been more difficult. When you're a rookie, you're thrown in to try and understand the tyres and the car. But I've definitely made good progress and this weekend's podium shows that. “