Former F1 racer and team owner Adrian Campossner, who started 17 Grand Prixes during his F1 career, died today at the age of 60, his team announced.
His team commented on the sad news on social media: “Today is the saddest day in Campos Racing history. Our president and founder, Adrian Campos Sneil, has left us.
“His heart has stopped beating, but his memory will be the engine that all of us will continue to fight to continue his legacy. Sleep peacefully.”
Hoye seldía mástristeen la historia de Campos Racing. Nuestro Presidente y Fundador, Adrián Campos Suñer, nos hadejado. Sucorazón de jó de la tir, perosume moriaserá el motorquenos mantendráato dos luch opor seguir su legado … Descanse en Paz. pic.twitter.com/W7tPSL8WHN
— Campos Racing (@CamposRacing) January 28, 2021
Campos participated in 21 Grand Prix, 17 of which started. His first race was the 1987 Brazilian Grand Prix, where he raced in Minardi. The following year, he continued to participate in Formula One, but abandoned his tenure at the pinnacle of motorsport shortly after five races in 1988. He hasn’t scored points in the last two years of spelling in Formula One.
Born in Valencia, the Spanish driver also participated in the 1997 Le Mans 24 Hours, driving the LMP category Ferrari 333SP alongside Charlie Nierberg and Michel Ferté.
Following his career as a racing driver, he moved on to team management with more success. Campos founded Adrian Campos Motorsport in 1998 and later renamed Campos Racing. Fernando Alonso, Mark Jean, Vitaly Petrov, Lucas di Grassi and Jack Aitken were all members of the Campos Racing team early in their careers.
He was the founder of the Campos Meta Formula One team (later) HRT), I participated in F1 from 2010 to 2012.
Fernando Alonso said in his social media account: “One of the saddest days for the motorsport family. Thank you for believing in the young people. Sleep peacefully.”
Former F1 driver Adrian Campos died at the age of 60
https://www.f1technical.net/news/23029 Former F1 driver Adrian Campos died at the age of 60