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Adrian Campos Suner was the chairman and founder of the Campos Racing Team that ran Australia’s Alex Peroni in the FIA F3 Championship.
The Spaniard played a major role in helping Peroni get back to Australia after his terrifying accident at Monza in 2019 and supported him on his return to F3 in 2020.
Campos had a long and varied career in motorsport, racing in F3, F3000 and eventually F1 alongside Alessandro Nannini in the Minardi. He moved into Touring and then Sports cars before hanging up the helmet and moved into team ownership.
The team ran Fernando Alonso in 1999, winning the domestic Nissan open wheel category. Campos looked to F1 but fell short of the mark in 2010, with the team renamed HRT by season’s start.
A return to the junior categories saw Campos run cars in GP2, F2 and F3, with Lando Norris making his F2 debut with the team in 2017.
Alonso said,“One of the saddest days for the motorsport family,” he said. “Thank you for dreaming about Formula 1. Thank you for believing in young people. Thank you and rest in peace.”
CAMPOS RACING TEAM MEDIA RELEASE:
Alzira. January 28, 2021 – It is with great sadness that Campos Racing regrets to inform that Adrian Campos Suñer, founder and Chairman of the team, has sadly passed away today as a consequence of a sudden coronary disease.
The whole Campos family and racing team feel his terrible loss, but also the immense privilege to have worked alongside a man as courageous and innovative as Adrian. Motorsport was the way of life of Adrian: his determination and human quality will forever be the model and reference for each and everyone of us.
His legacy in the motorsport community is enormous, and both his family and his team will always protect it.
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