Adrian Campos

Spaniard Adrian Campos, born 1960, is a man closely linked to motor sport who has successfully managed teams in GP2 and Nissan World Series and founded former F1 outfit HRT. He spent all of his short F1 career as driver with the Minardi team, in the difficult 1987 and 1988 seasons. Outperformed by his team mate Alessandro Nannini and thwarted by a unreliable car, Campos finished only one race, his Spanish home Grand Prix at Jerez, in his debut season. His second season came to a premature end, after he failed to qualify three times in five races, leading Minardi to replace him with Pierluigi Martini.

After his time in F1, Campos spent some time in Spanish touring cars before ending his racing career in 1997. As a manager, he founded Campos racing, which gave the likes of Marc Gene and Fernando Alonso an early break in their international careers. In 2009, Campos hatched plans for the first ever Spanish F1 Team, to be known as Campos Meta. Hindered by financial constraints, Campos was forced to sell his stake in the team and was replaced as team principal. Campos remained on board as the vice president of the team, which closed in 2012 after two seasons on the grid without scoring points.