Famous Racecar Drivers from Spain

List of notable or famous racecar drivers from Spain, with bios and photos, including the top racecar drivers born in Spain and even some popular racecar drivers who immigrated to Spain. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Spanish racecar drivers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These racecar drivers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known racecar driver from Spain is included when available.

This list has a variety of people in it, from Fernando Alonso to Marc Gené.

This historic racecar drivers from Spain list can help answer the questions "Who are some Spanish racecar drivers of note?" and "Who are the most famous racecar drivers from Spain?" These prominent racecar drivers of Spain may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Spanish racecar drivers.

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  • Adrián Campos

    Adrián Campos Suñer (born 17 June 1960 in Alzira, Valencia) is a Spanish former Formula One driver. He participated in 21 Grands Prix, debuting on 12 April 1987, without scoring a championship point. He later moved into team management, with more success. He was the founder of the Campos Meta Formula One team (later known as HRT), which competed in Formula One from 2010 to 2012.
    • Age: 63
    • Birthplace: Valencia, Spain
  • Adrián Fernández
    Photo: Laurent Cartalade / Flickr
    Adrián Fernández Mier (born April 20, 1963) is a Mexican retired racing driver and co-owner of the Fernandez Racing team.
    • Age: 58
    • Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Adrián Vallés Escortell (born 3 June 1986 in Teulada, Alicante) is a Spanish race car driver.
    • Age: 37
    • Birthplace: Teulada, Spain, Spain
  • Alex Soler-Roig

    Alex Soler-Roig (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈaləks suˈle ˈrɔtʃ]; born 29 October 1931) is a former racing driver from Barcelona, Spain. He participated in 10 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 19 April 1970, and scored no championship points. He also participated in several non-Championship Formula One races. Son of Dr. Soler-Roig, Alex began his career with motorcycles before entering the world car racing, participating in rallies with Fiat and Porsche. His first victories came in 1958 at the Nuvolari trophy in Barcelona and the Rally Catalunya. This allowed him some sponsorship to enter the Monte Carlo Rally. In 1968 raced the 24 Hours of Le Mans with team Porsche driving a 907/6 Langheck and a year later in the 24 Hours of Daytona, where he led his class until his co-driver Rudy Lins had an accident. In the same year he finished 4th in the 12 Hours of Sebring with a Porsche 907. That same year enters the F2 championship driving a Lola, and in 1969 placed seventh in Barcelona Grand Prix in a Lotus F2 from Roy Winckelman Team led by Bernie Ecclestone. Achieved victories in several races with Jochen Rindt on the 6 Hours of Jarama and second in the 1000 km of Buenos Aires. His first race in Formula 1 was at the 1970 Spanish Grand Prix with a Lotus 49. Race organisers limited the race to 16 starters, resulting in Soler-Roig failing to qualify, despite lapping only a tenth of a second slower than Mario Andretti. However, on race morning there was a suggestion that the non-qualifiers might be allowed to start after all, so their cars were placed on the grid, only for the organisers to stick to their original decision, removing Soler-Roig's car from the grid as well as those of Jo Siffert and Andrea de Adamich. He subsequently participated at the Belgian Grand Prix, driving the Lotus 72 that was meant for Jochen Rindt. However, the car was not ready for Friday's practice and he only managed to complete three laps in Saturday's qualifying, and was therefore not allowed to start the race. His final Formula One outing for the season was another non-qualification at the French Grand Prix in a 49. He won the Spanish GT-Sport Championship that same year. He started the 1971 season driving for the works March team, combining the Formula 1 Championship with the Spanish and German Touring Car Championships with Ford Capri. He won the Spanish Championship and finished fourth in Germany, but failed to finish any races in Formula 1. Soler-Roig joined the Marlboro BRM F1 team for the 1972 season, but after a few races with problems in the car and the team, decided to spend the rest of the year racing the European Touring Car Championship with Ford, getting great results and victories in the 24 Hours of Spa, the 24 Hours of Paul Ricard, the 4 Hours of Zandvoort, 4 Hours of Jarama and the 3 Hours of Montjuich. His withdrawal from the world of competition occurred at the end of 1972, before his 41st birthday, to pursue his family business.
    • Age: 91
    • Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
  • Alfonso de Portago
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    Alfonso Cabeza de Vaca y Leighton, 11th Marquess of Portago (11 October 1928 – 12 May 1957), best known as Alfonso de Portago, was a Spanish aristocrat, racing driver and bobsleigh driver.
    • Age: Dec. at 28 (1928-1957)
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
  • Andy Christian Soucek, a.k.a. Souček (born 14 June 1985) is a professional racing driver.
    • Age: 38
    • Birthplace: Madrid, Spain