History of Campos Racing

Dedicated to the world of motor racing, it is the result t of the experience and concern of its creator, Adrián Campos, who once he had finished an important stage in his life as a single-seater and touring car driver, believed in the need to create a framework where new drivers could develop their sports careers.


Campos Racing was officially formed in 1997. Adrián Campos Motorsport joined the “Open Fortuna by Nissan”. Adrián elected Marc Gené, and the young and promising Karting driver Antonio García. Gené was the champion in that very first season and he made his jump to Formula 1. Garcia finished in fifth position and the team won the title.


The team repeated championship, although it changed name to “Euro Open Movistar by Nissan”. Garcia continued another year and his teammate was another young driver with an excellent balance in Karting, his name was … Fernando Alonso. Without having previous experience racing, Alonso emerged as Euro Open Movistar by Nissan champion with six wins on his first season. Garcia finished fifth and Campos Motorsport also held the title. Later, the Spaniard went on to compete in the now defunct Formula 3000. The following year, he was given the opportunity to compete in Formula 1, becoming world champion with Renault in 2005, just as Adrián predicted in 1999.


In 2000, the team based in Alzira relies again on Antonio Garcia to retain the driver´s title and signature French Patrice Gay. The season could not have finished better, Antonio García won the drivers’ championship, while his teammate finished fifth, so the team could proclaim the third consecutive season winning both championships, teams and drivers.


The following season Adrián decided to add a third car to the team. The elected drivers were experienced in this category, Rafael Sarandeses and Matteo Bobbi. The third driver and debutant was Borja García. The team finished third in the championship.


In 2002 the championship was renamed to World Series. That season Antonio García returned to the team after a year in Formula 3000. Polo Villamil was the second driver. The season ended with Garcia in fifth place in the driver´s championship


In 2003 Adrián Campos Motorsport had Marc Gené and Santi Porteiro. Marc Gené could only complete half of the season. After his win in Zolder, he was required by Williams BMW F1 to replace Ralf Schumacher in several races.


The team participated in the Spanish Formula 3 Championship with a structure of two teams and four drivers. In Campos Minardi F3 Team with Sergio Hernández and Giacomo Piccini that gave way to half of the season to Roldán Rodríguez. In Campos Lease Plan Team formed by Álvaro Barba and Dani Martín.


The team changed its name and became Campos Racing. In 2005 the team entered in the GP2 Series Championship, the drivers were Sergio Hernandez and Juan Cruz Alvarez. In the Spanish Formula 3 Championship, Álvaro Barba and Roldan Rodriguez who finished seventh and the team won the second place on the team’s title. For the Spanish Cup, Arturo Llobell took the title and his teammate Marco Barba finished third.


For the GP2 Series, there is the Spanish duo Adrián Vallés and Félix Porteiro. Four other Spaniards form the drivers' line-up in the Formula 3 Spanish Championship: Roldán Rodríguez, Marco Barba, Germán Sánchez who was champion of the Spanish Cup, and Adrián Campos Jr who finished third.


Second season in GP2 under the name Campos Grand Prix. Giorgio Pantano and Vitaly Petrov joined the team. They achieved 6 podiums with 3 victories. In Formula 3, Campos Grand Prix had four cars. F3 team with Nicolas Prost and Manuel Saez Merino who finished and 2nd place and the F3 Spanish Cup with Adrián Campos Jr. and Germán Sánchez.


The team competed in the Asian GP2 Series under the name of “Barwa International Campos Team” with Vitaly Petrov and Ben Hanley, finishing in 3rd place in the team and drivers’ championship. They also started the GP2 Series, Lucas DiGrassi joins the team and finished third in the drivers’ championship while the team won the championship title. In the European F3 Open with Germán Sánchez and Adrián Campos Jr. And the F3 Spanish Cup with Natacha Gachnang and Carmen Jorda. In 2008 Campos Racing got 16 podiums in 16 races (6 wins and 4 pole positions).


Campos Racing only participates in the Asian GP2 Series with Checo Pérez and Vitaly Petrov at the steering wheel. Campos Racing won the European F3 Open with Bruno Mendez and his teammate Adrián Campos Jr. was fourth in the championship getting 2 pole positions, 2 wins and 8 podiums plus 3 fastest laps completing with the victory in the championship and in the Spanish Cup.


June 12 2009 the FIA released the three teams that will participate for 2010 in F1, CAMPOS GRAND PRIX was one of the elect, difficult circumstances of the global economy and divergences between partners made Adrián Campos leave the project in February 2010, after founding what was after the Hispania HRT team..


First season of AutoGP for Campos Racing, with a brilliant performance, finishing second in the team standings with Adrien Tambay and Adam Carroll.


Campos Racing returns to European F3 after three years of absence, doing a brilliant season with Facu Regalia who won the last 3 races.


The Campos team includes a European Formula team with Denis Nagulin, Valeria Carballo and Artur Janosz.


The team is back in the GP2 series with Arthur Pic & Kimiya Sato, for Euroformula Open Alex Palou, Sean Walkinshaw and Konstantin Tereschenko, and WTCC with Hugo Valente & John Filippi.


Campos Racing starts 2015 with an incredible team. GP2 drivers Arthur Pic (2 podiums) and Rio Haryanto who finished 4th in the championship (3 wins and 5 podiums), GP3 drivers Alex Palou who won the last race in Abu Dhabi and Zaid Ashkanani, WTCC drivers Hugo Valente (2 podiums) and John Filippi, and Euroformula Open drivers Diego Menchaca (1 podium), Konstantin Tereschenko who finished 2nd in the Championship (6 wins, 8 poles, 12 podiums), Henrique Baptista and Ahmad Alghanem.


Campos Racing competed one more season in the most important and demanding categories of motorsport. In the GP2 Series, with Mitch Evans and Sean Gelael, the team got a fantastic first-second podium in Red Bull Ring. In the GP3 Series, the selection of drivers was Alex Palou (one podium), Steijn Schothorst and Konstantin Tereshchenko. On the other hand, the French driver John Filippi was in charge of the WTCC Campos Racing car. In the Euroformula Open, Leonardo Pulchini won the championship with seven wins and six podiums. The Alzira squad also obtained the team title, with the help of Diego Menchaca (four podiums), Julio Moreno and Gülhüseyn Abdullayev


The team founded by Adrián Campos continued in the most prestigious championships in Motorsport. The brand-new F2 looked how Álex Palou made his debut with an excepcional pole for Jerez sprint race getting points for the standings. In GP3 Series, Campos returned to the highest of the podium with Raoul Hyman, and Julien Falchero showed an excellent performance in his first year. Besides, in Euroformula Open and the Spanish F3 championships, Campos Racing became again a strong and consistent team achieving podiums by Mateus Iorio and Simo Laaksonen, who was official GP3 Campos driver for the following season, and Thiago Vivacqua (winner at Hungaroring race). On the other hand, the Argentinian Esteban Guerrieri surprised in a competed WTCC with three races won.


Campos Racing manages to be again among the most successful teams, for achieving victories and podiums in GP3 and F2. Leonardo Pulcini manages to win in the GP’s of Russia and Abu Dhabi what allow him to stay fighting for the title until the last races and, for his part, the Italian Luca Ghiotto, manages to climb to the podium positions up to 4 times in the last step before F1, which returns the team to the place that belongs to it.


Campos Racing entered once again the two main Formula 1 feeder series: the FIA Formula 2 and the FIA Formula 3 Championships. Anglo-Korean Jack Aitken completed an outstanding season with three wins to his name at Baku, Silverstone and Monza and other four podium finishes in his Campos Racing-run Dallara F2 2018. Aitken ranked fifth in the Drivers' standings, with Campos Racing also taking the fifth spot in the Teams' standings. Dorian Bocolacci, Arjun Maini and Marino Sato also defended the Campos Racing colors throughout the season. The FIA Formula 3 season saw Sebastián Fernández, Alex Peroni, Alessio Deledda and David Schumacher (the later in the Macau Grand Prix) driving the Campos Racing-entered cars.


Campos Racing volvió a disputar, una temporada más y pese a las difíciles circunstancias vividas por la pandemia, los dos principales campeonatos preparatorios para Formula 1.

En FIA Formula 2, los dos Dallara F2 2018 de Campos Racing fueron confiados al británico Jack Aitken y al brasileño Guilherme Samaia. Aitken volvió a ser uno de los potenciales aspirantes al podio en cada meeting destacando especialmente los dos terceros cosechados en Silverstone

Mientras, en FIA Formula 3, los pilotos fueron Alex Peroni, Alessio Deledda y la piloto Sophia Flöersch. El australiano Peroni fue un habitual en las posiciones de privilegio en cada una de las carreras entre los treinta monoplazas presentes en pista. Así, subió al podio en Red Bull Ring, Silverstone y Barcelona.


Campos Racing took part in the main series making the pathway from karting to Formula 1: FIA Formula 2, FIA Formula 3 and F4 Spain.

In FIA Formula 2, the Valencia-based racing team stepped onto the podium twice thanks to Ralph Boschung. The Swiss driver finished third in Jeddah and Yas Marina at the wheel of his Dallara F2 2018 car. Besides, he made it into the points-paying positions in other seven races. Gianluca Petecof, Matteo Nannini, David Beckmann and Olli Caldwell drove the #20 car throughout the season always delivering strong performances.

Regarding the FIA Formula 3 Championship, Lorenzo Colombo, Amaury Cordeel and László Tóth were the full-season drivers for Campos Racing in 2021. Italian Colombo scored two wins at Hungaroring and Spa-Francorchamps. Pierre-Louis Chovet replaced Tóth in Le Castellet as the Hungarian driver tested positive for COVID-19.

Despite making its debut in F4 Spain, Campos Racing carried out a sensational season. Danish driver Sebastian Øgaard and Spaniard Pepe Martí claimed seven race wins and other ten rostrum finishes. Øgaard was crowned Vice-Champion with Martí third in the drivers’ standings. Mexican Alex García and Ukrainian Oleksandr Partyshev drove the two other Tatuus cars for Campos Racing. The Spanish team was also Vice-Champion in the teams’ standings.