Discoverer of Fernando Alonso died at the age of 60

Adrián Campos died. The Spaniard, who was active in Formula One in 1987 and 1988, died on Wednesday at the age of 60.

Campos, based in Valencia, stood on behalf of Minardi seventeen times at the start of a race. Only twice he made it to the finish line, without scoring points.

Later, Campos was involved in several teams. For example, he founded the current Campos Racing, with which he came out in various racing classes. The team is currently active in Formula 2 and Formula 3.

“Today is the saddest day in the history of Campos Racing,” the team reports via Twitter. “Our owner and founder, Adrián Campos, has left us. His heart stopped beating, but his soul is the engine that helps us all fight to continue his legacy. Rest in peace.”

Fernando Alonso

is Campos also considered the discoverer of Fernando Alonso, who became the most successful Spanish Formula One driver of all time. The man from Oviedo crowned himself World Champion in 2004 and 2005. This season, 39-year-old Alonso will return to the king class at Renault.

“ This is a sad day for the motorsport family,” Alonso responds. “Adrian was a great driver and promoter within our branch of sport. Thank you for making me dream about Formula One, and thank you for believing in young people. Thank you and rest in peace.”