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Campos family celebrate their team’s 25th anniversary at the Spanish GP

by Alejandro Alonso Lopez

Photo: Campos Racing

Campos Racing kicked off its 25th anniversary celebrations with a team event on Thursday prior to its home grand prix.

The Spanish squad welcomed media and guests at the newly built Panorama Village hospitality area at the Barcelona circuit. A special team apparel was introduced to commemorate its 25 years on track, as well as the project of taking the late Adrian Campos Sr’s personal museum to virtual reality.

Founded by Campos Sr in 1997, the team made its racing debut in the 1998 Euro Open by Nissan season. Since then, Campos Racing has competed in many junior single-seater categories and provided future motorsport stars with the tools to develop themselves as they progress up the Formula 1 ladder.

In 2023, Campos joined the new F1 Academy and Eurocup-3 series, adding to the already established Formula 2, Formula 3 and Spanish Formula 4 structures.

“What comes to my mind is history,” Campos’ F2 ace Kush Maini told Formula Scout during the celebrations. “The late Adrian Sr, he raced in Formula 1. He created this whole team.”

“It’s crazy, our team manager Enrique [Colomina], he was the first sort of employee of Campos and I was speaking to him about it and the way it’s grown now. And obviously Adrian, the son, taking over and making it bigger than it ever was, it’s a great feeling to be a part of it.

“At least in F2, the last couple of years, they’ve struggled a bit. I’m just so happy they’re back to where they belong. [It’s] obviously a big weekend for Campos and I’m just proud to be a part of this team that has so much history in it.”

Hugh Barter, who stepped up with the team from F4 to FIA F3 for 2023, said: “Campos has been a big impact in motorsport in the past 25 years. I think they’ve made a positive, a very positive impact as well.

“Being part of the team for the past two years has shown me what it’s like to be in family environment. Everyone works together very well, everybody knows each other very well. The all-around environment within the team is just very friendly. For motorsport, I think it’s great to have a team like Campos bringing that sort of friendly and upbeat atmosphere to the paddock.”

“The ambient in the team is really, really nice. So it’s obviously an incentive to want to stay with them because if you have fun at the track, you’re very likely to also perform on track,” Pepe Marti reckoned.

Indeed, Marti has claimed victory in two out of the three FIA F3 sprint races held so far this season.