Campos, who lives in Valencia, was at the start of the race seventeen times on behalf of Minardi. He only reached the end twice, without scoring points.
Later, Campos participated in various teams. He founded the current Campos races, with which he competed in different racing classes. The team is currently active on Formula 2 and Formula 3.
“Today is the saddest day in Campus Racing history,” the team said on Twitter. “Our owner and founder, Adrián Campos, has left us. His heart has stopped beating, but his soul is the engine that helps us all struggle to continue his legacy. Rest in peace.”
Campos is also the discoverer of Fernando Alonso, who became the most successful Spanish Formula 1 driver ever. The man from Oviedo was crowned world champions in 2004 and 2005. Next season, the 39-year-old Alonso will return to the first division at Renault.
“This is a sad day for the motorsport family,” Alonso said. “Adrian was a great driver and promoter in our field. Thank you for letting me dream of Formula 1. Thank you for your belief in youth. Thank you and rest in peace.”
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