Campos Racing

Campos Grand Prix, Campos Racing to 2007, is a Spanish motor racing team that currently runs in the Spanish Formula 3. Founder of the team is the former Formula 1 racing driver Adrián Campos. From 2005 to 2008 the team was active in the GP2 series. In the 2008 season, the team drove in the GP2 series under the name Barwa International Campos Team. After Adrián Campos has withdrawn from the end of 2008 GP2 Team, it was taken to the GP2 Series 2009 season by Alejandro Agag and renamed Barwa Addax. For the 2010 season a commitment to Formula 1 was provided. Campos received a solid starting place, the structure of the team faltered but early because of financial problems, since the beginning of 2010 the Spanish Industrial José Ramón Carabante owner of this team who runs it along with Colin Kolles and under the name Hispania Racing F1 Team in June 2009 2010 brings to the start.

World Series

In 1998, Adrián Campos, the team under the name Adrián Campos Motorsport to promote young drivers. In 2005 the team was renamed Campos Racing, since 2007 it bears the current name Campos Grand Prix. From 1998 to 2003 the team competed in today's World Series by Renault. In the first year of the existence of this series, which was then called Open Fortuna by Nissan, the team with his driver Marc Gené won both the drivers' championship and the team title. The second driver, Antonio García, was fifth in the drivers' standings. The following year, in addition to García drove future Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso for Campos. Alonso won six races and the title of the renamed Euro Open by Nissan MoviStar racing series. The team defended their title in the team standings, Garcia was again fifth.

Also in 2000 came up with Antonio García the winner of the now in Open Telefónica by Nissan renamed series from the team Campos. For the third time in succession also the team title was won. The second driver, Patrice Gay, was fifth. In 2001, the team went to three vehicles. After García was moved up to Formula 3000, the cockpits were awarded to young drivers: Rafael Sarandeses Mateo Bobbi and Borja García. This season there was only enough for third place in the team standings.

2002 did Antonio García back to the team. Next to him, Polo Villaamil started in the renamed Telefónica World Series series. The team finished fifth in the overall standings. This place was awarded to Garcia in the drivers' standings, Villaamil tenth. In 2003, the team entered the now Superfund World Series of the charming series started with Marc Gené and Santiago Porteiro. Gené won the race in Zolder, but moved to the middle of the season as a test driver for Williams - BMW. He was later replaced by Jose Antonio García and Aicart, but was unable to repeat his success. The team therefore only occupies the eighth place in the team standings.

Formula 3

After the bad year in the World Series, the team, in 2004 to compete only in the Spanish Formula 3 decided. Campos Grand Prix is ​​frequently invited to participate in this race series. 2005 and 2007 the team was runner-up in the team standings, 2006, it Roldán Rodríguez the runner-up the driver standings. 2007 Campos - driver Nicolas Prost was third in the drivers' standings. 2008 finally passes the double victory with a win in the standings and winning the drivers' championship by Germán Sánchez. With the Swiss Natacha Gachnang was also the third place winner of the 2008 season the team Campos.

GP2 Series

2005 has started with the GP2 series, a new racing series as the successor of the set formula 3000, which is located on the World Series and is designed as a direct junior series for Formula 1. The team decided to participate in this race series and was renamed Campos Racing. In the 2005 season Campos approached with drivers Juan Cruz Álvarez and Sergio Hernández, was in the team standings but only twelfth and last.

For the 2006 season, the team hoped for a significant increase with Adrián Vallés as a new driver. Vallés 2005 was runner-up in the World Series by Renault. The second cockpit was Félix Porteiro, who was fifth in the 2005 World Series. Both drivers disappointed, however, best finish was a podium finish of the race in Valles Valencia. At the end of the season the team finished in twelfth place.

It was not until the 2007 season brought the desired success in the GP2 series. With the Formula 1 driver Giorgio Pantano and Vitaly Petrov was the renamed Campos Grand Prix team three wins, including celebrated a double victory in the race in Valencia and three other podium finishes. In the overall standings Campos finished in third place.

2008 Campos Grand Prix came first with Petrov and the British junior rider Ben Hanley in the GP2 series. Just before the fourth race weekend at Magny Cours Hanley was replaced by Brazilian Lucas di Grassi. This could fulfill the expectations placed in him with three wins and three second places fully, so that despite the late season entry yet jumped out a third place in the drivers' standings. Along with the benefits of Petrov, who drove out a win and two podium finishes, it passed in the team standings for first place.

In the GP2 Asia Series, the team took in the first 2008 season third overall. In the 2008/2009 season Campos is represented with Vitaly Petrov and Sergio Pérez.

Formula 1

In May 2009, Campos Grand Prix has enrolled for the Formula 1 2010 season, for which it received on 12 June 2009 by the FIA ​​also a commitment. In October 2009, Campos joined the Formula 1 Teams Association FOTA. With the development of the chassis, the Italian constructor Dallara was commissioned, which had already made ​​1988 to 1992 racing car for the Formula 1 team Scuderia Italia BMS. As an engine supplier Cosworth, the British manufacturer was provided.

After it had come into money problems in early 2010, took over in mid-February Jose Ramon Carabante the team and thus ensured its continuation for 2010. Colin Kolles was the new team manager. The team competes in the Formula 1 2010 season under the name Hispania Racing F1 Team. As a driver, Bruno Senna and Karun Chandhok were committed.