Campos Racing

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For the Formula One team created from Campos Racing, see Hispania Racing.
Campos Racing
Motor racing team
Founded 1997
Country  Spain
Team Principal(s) Spain Adrián Campos
Current series World Touring Car Championship
Euroformula Open Championship
GP2 Series
FIA Formula E Championship
Former series Auto GP World Series
World Series by Nissan
Drivers
Drivers' titles 1998 Open Fortuna by Nissan (Gené)

1999 Euro Open MoviStar by Nissan (Alonso)
1999 Open Telefónica by Nissan (García)
2008 Spanish Formula Three (Sánchez)
2009 European F3 Open Championship (Méndez)

Teams' titles 1998 Open Fortuna by Nissan

1999 Euro Open MoviStar by Nissan
1999 Open Telefónica by Nissan
2008 GP2 Series
2008 Spanish Formula Three
2009 European F3 Open

Campos Racing is a Spanish motor racing team, run by former Formula One driver Adrián Campos. The team has been successful in Formula Three and the GP2 Series.

History[edit]

After retiring from racing, Campos formed his own team at the end of 1997, under the name Campos Motorsport. In 1998 the team began by competing in the new Open Fortuna by Nissan, with Marc Gené and Antonio García as drivers. Gené won the championship and García finished fifth, with Campos taking the teams title. Gené stepped up to Formula One in 1999, and his place in the team was taken by karting driver Fernando Alonso. Alonso went on to win the Euro Open Movistar by Nissan as it was renamed, with García finishing fifth again and Campos retaining the teams title. With Alonso moving onto International Formula 3000, García led the team in 2000, winning the championship and also helping Campos to win a third consecutive teams title. The series became the World Series by Nissan in 2002.

In 2004 the team switched its focus to the Spanish Formula Three Championship, running two teams with four drivers. In 2005, the team's name was changed to Campos Racing and they set up a team in the new GP2 Series, as well as running a team in Spanish Formula 3 as well as its Copa de España F300 class, which it won with Arturo Llobell in 2005 and Germán Sánchez in 2006.

Vitaly Petrov driving for Campos Racing at the Silverstone round of the 2008 GP2 Series season.

Under the name of Campos Grand Prix, the team finished third in the GP2 drivers and teams championships, with Giorgio Pantano and Vitaly Petrov as drivers. In 2008, they won the teams championship and finished third in the drivers championship with Lucas di Grassi. They won their first overall Spanish F3 crown in 2008 with Germán Sánchez, and retained that title (now known as the European F3 Open) in 2009 with Bruno Méndez.

After the 2008 season, Campos passed control of his GP2 team to Spanish businessman Alejandro Agag, who renamed it Addax Team. In 2009, Campos was awarded a Formula One entry for his team to race in the 2010 season, originally under the Campos Grand Prix name, but the name was soon changed to Campos Meta. After financial struggles, the team was bought out in February 2010 by majority shareholder José Ramón Carabante, who renamed it Hispania Racing.

Campos will return to GP2 in 2014 replacing the Addax Team on the grid, with drivers Arthur Pic and Kimiya Sato. Alexander Rossi replaced Sato at the Hockenheimring due to Sato competing in an Auto GP World Series race.[1] Pic will be retained for the 2015 season.

Results[edit]

GP2 Series[edit]

Year Team name Car Drivers Races Wins Poles FLaps Points D.C. T.C.
2005 Campos Racing Dallara-Mecachrome Argentina Juan Cruz Álvarez 23 0 0 0 4.5 18th 12th
Spain Sergio Hernández 23 0 0 0 3 20th
2006 Campos Racing Dallara-Mecachrome Spain Adrián Vallés 21 0 0 1 7 18th 12th
Spain Félix Porteiro 21 0 0 0 5 22nd
2007 Campos Grand Prix Dallara-Mecachrome Russia Vitaly Petrov 21 1 0 0 21 13th 3rd
Italy Giorgio Pantano 21 2 1 1 59 3rd
2008 Barwa International Campos Team Dallara-Mecachrome Russia Vitaly Petrov 20 1 0 1 39 7th 1st
United Kingdom Ben Hanley 6 0 0 0 1 24th
Brazil Lucas di Grassi 14 3 0 2 63 3rd
2014 Campos Racing Dallara-Mecachrome France Arthur Pic 2 0 0 0 10 7th 6th
Japan Kimiya Sato 2 0 0 0 0 23rd
United States Alexander Rossi

Timeline[edit]

1990s 2000s 2010s
98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15
Formulas World Series by Nissan Spanish Formula Three European F3 Open  ?
GP2 Series GP2  ?
GP2 Asia Auto GP World Series Formula E
Touring car WTCC  ?

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cooper, Adam (16 July 2014). "AMERICA’S F1 HOPE ROSSI PARTS WAYS WITH CATERHAM". Foxsports.com. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 

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