Who is Adrián Campos? Adrián Campos Bio/Wiki
Adrián Campos Suñer aka Adrián Campos was a Formula One driver from Spain. He played, without scoring a championship point, in 21 Grands Prix, debuting on 12 April 1987. He later moved, with further success, into team management. He was born on 17 June 1960 in Valencia, Spain.
He was the founder of the Formula One Campos Meta team, which competed from 2010 to 2012 in Formula One.
On January 27, 2021, Adrián Campos died.
Motorsport lost a great today. RIP my dear friend Adrian Campos gracias por todo pic.twitter.com/hhqeLUbvKv
— Lucas di Grassi (@LucasdiGrassi) January 28, 2021
He was 60 years old.
Campos first won the Spanish Championship in 1980 in radio-controlled car racing. A year later, he moved on to auto racing and from 1983 to 1985, finished three in the German Championship of 1985 in Formula Three. He competed with modest results in the Formula 3000 in 1986.
After F1 Campos participated in the team management successfully. In 1998 he formed Adrian Campos Motorsport, and in his first year before he automatically entered Formula One he won the Open Fortuna by the Nissan Championships. In his early years, he even ran Fernando Alonso.
The rescue contract was completed by shareholder José Ramón Carabante in February 2010 with the team of Campos struggling financially. Campos was succeeded by Colin Kolles as a team leader as part of the restructuring.
Campos was appointed the executive vice-president of the Hispania Racing Team/HRT F1.
Adrian Campos, team owner, and former Minardi F1 driver died at the age of 60.
His team confirmed the news, saying, “Today is the saddest day in the history of Campos Racing.
“Our president and founder, Adrian Campos Suner, has left us. His heart stopped beating, but his memory will be the engine that will keep us all fighting to continue his legacy … Rest in Peace.”
Saddened to hear that Adrián Campos passed away yesterday aged 60.
Campos took part in 17 Grand Prix with Minardi during 1987-1988, his best result coming at his home race, 14th at the 1987 Spanish Grand Prix.
Campos later moved into team management.
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— 1980s F1 🏁 (@1980sF1) January 28, 2021
— Ralph Boschung (@BoschungRalph) January 28, 2021
🇬🇧 I am deeply saddened by the passing of Adrián Campos. We hadn’t known each other for a long time but we established a great friendship. Last night I lost a friend and motorsport lost an enlightening personality.
Sending my thoughts to the Campos family. pic.twitter.com/RaBIP1XkHz
— Matteo Nannini (@nannini_matteo) January 28, 2021
We pay tribute to Adrian Campos, who sadly passed away. He will be greatly missed in the paddock. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the Campos team. pic.twitter.com/UUQphDohlN
— MP Motorsport (@mpmotorsport_) January 28, 2021
We’re shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Adrian Campos, our driver back in 1987 and 1988 and then founder of @CamposRacing.
Adrian was a real gentleman and today our thoughts and condolences go to his family, friends and team.
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— Scuderia AlphaTauri (@AlphaTauriF1) January 28, 2021