Former Minardi Formula One driver Adrian Campos, the boss of the Spanish motor racing team and his compatriot and double-world champion Fernando Alonso, died at the age of 60.
Campos Racing, which has a team in the Formula 2 and Formula 3 support series, said in a statement Thursday that their founders had died of “sudden coronary artery disease.”
“His heart has stopped beating, but his memory will be the engine that keeps us all fighting to continue his legacy,” they added to Twitter.
Campos started 17 Grand Prixes in 1987-88 without scoring points.
He then focused on running the team in the Junior Series and collaborated with future F1 drivers Marc Gene and Alonso early in his career.
Alonso posted a compliment on Instagram with the message “Thank you for believing in the youth.”
Britain’s Jack Aitken, who made his Grand Prix debut in Bahrain last year as a replacement, joined the Campos F2 team in 2020.
In 2009, Campos proposed to join the Campos Meta Team in F1, but due to financial problems, ownership was changed and he later competed as HRT F1 Hispania. The team was collapsed at the end of 2012.
Team owner and former F1 driver Adrian Campos dies at age 60
https://www.espn.com/f1/story/_/id/30794098/team-owner-former-f1-driver-adrian-campos-dies-60 Team owner and former F1 driver Adrian Campos dies at age 60