How Campos Racing has bounced back from its devastating loss
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How Campos Racing has bounced back from its devastating loss

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After the sudden death of its founder in January, Formula 2 stalwart Campos Racing was left facing its hardest season to date. But new team boss Adrian Jr is determined to honour his father’s legacy and has returned the team to its winning ways

The sudden passing of Adrian Campos Suner in January at the age of 60 sent a ripple of grief from Formula 1, where the Spaniard started 17 races between 1987 and 1988, through the feeder series of FIA Formulas 2 and Formula 3 in which his eponymous team competes.

A fixture of F1 race weekends, the 60-year-old had played a key role in launching the careers of several talented young stars including Fernando Alonso - who won the second of three consecutive Formula Nissan titles earned by his team between 1998 and 2000 - and current IndyCar championship leader Alex Palou, a race-winner for Campos's GP3 arm in 2015. His loss left a huge pair of shoes to fill, now occupied by his 32-year-old son Adrian Campos Jr - himself a former racer - who has stepped up to run the team.

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