F1 » Campos admits today could be D-Day


Adrian Campos has asserted that all is being done to ensure his financially-troubled, eponymously-named Campos Meta 1 outfit makes the starting grid in F1 2010 - despite some of the 'stupid' rumours swirling around about the team

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Taz - Unregistered

February 08, 2010 10:11 AM

On pit pass it states that Bernie has confirmed that the teams don't have to compete in all the races which in theory means they have a period of grace to get things together. I think he only has to guarantee 16 cars on the grid.

I don't believe that's right or fair, if they are a half assed outfit like (possibly) USF1 & Proton who can't get the minimum money in to at least make all the grid they shouldn't be there as they wouldn't be competitive anyway.

Steve Robinson - Unregistered

February 08, 2010 10:43 AM

Crash.net said,

'Adrian Campos....the former Minardi F1 ace'.

No, he wasn't an 'ace'. He was a tailender. He had a season & a half in F1 driving for Minardi, & only achieved two finishes. His best result was 14th. Hardly 'ace' material.

. Lucifer

February 08, 2010 10:55 AM
Last Edited 1783 days ago

"taking over that mantle from previous laughing stock USF1"

Crash cant help itself, it has to put the boot into USF1 every chance it gets. :?

Lets just wait till the season starts before we make judgement.

richard

February 08, 2010 10:58 AM

taz, my reading of the "exemption", is that ANY of the competing teams, be it campos, usf1 ferrari, mclaren etc, could in efect miss up to three races in the year, without penalty. beyond that, they would have to pay fines.
so campos need not turn up until the fourth race, but similarly, if merc (for example) had a series of problems, they could skip any three races without being penalised. these need not be in sequence.
BUT, if campos missed the first three races, bernie would not be able to parachute stefan gp in to their place, as campos have a legal right to remain if they attended the fourth. i may be wrong, but bernie makes his own rules!

Taz - Unregistered

February 08, 2010 11:04 AM

@richard

Yeah, he sure does.

I found the stefan GP website quite amusing...it actually says on the jobs page -

"Slightly advantage if you are ex Toyota F1!" :p

piercarlogassolini - Unregistered

February 08, 2010 11:16 AM

I think Richard has the rules right. But we really know f*** all do we, it's possible that (lets say) USF1 are willing to sell their entry. Or that (lets say) Campos 'lease' their entry for four reaces. If there's any $$$ in it, you can bet the wheels of business are turning (if not, regrettably, the wheels of racing cars)

Commodore S - Unregistered

February 08, 2010 11:25 AM

If Campos are relying upon Mr Teixeira to step forward with funds they may be waiting sometime.

Some general info the QLD State Govt through the Aust Government are beginning to implement fraud charges against this gentlemen together with a couple of politicians. I would suggest an ex Fi Champion from Aust may be also in the mix.

Things have really gone quite with USF1. "To Quite" as if something is about to happen?

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