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Campos Meta 1 to miss pre-season tests?

Campos Meta 1 says everything is 'going to plan' – but that the Bahrain Grand Prix will be a 'test', not the first race for them.
2010 F1 newcomer Campos Meta 1 may not test prior to the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix.

The team's head of strategy Daniel Eisen has reiterated however that the Spanish squad will race this season and that everything will be ready come the curtain-raiser in under two months time – echoing comments made by team boss Adrián Campos earlier this month [see separate story – click here].

"Bahrain is a test, it's not a first race for us," Eisen told the Associated Press. "The cars are very advanced, we have a driver under contract and our intention is to be in Bahrain for the first race.

"Everybody's worried and that's logical because the season is long and we're the new ones. But first things first, we want to be there with the best of everything, especially the cars.

"It's no secret that right now we are negotiating with investors and sponsors, especially on an international scale. But everything is going according to plan."

Campos have already signed Bruno Senna and Eisen added that when the second driver is signed it won't be done purely to bolster the team's financial standing.

"Bruno [Senna] didn't come with cash and that's important. We've always wanted it like that from start," Eisen explained. "Yes, it would bring a lot economically [if we signed a pay driver] but our focus is to be ready. We can't compromise the cars in any way."

Eisen meanwhile revealed that the squad is no hurry whatsoever to confirm Senna's team-mate – and that they may wait right until the eve of the Bahrain Grand Prix to make a decision.

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Bruno Senna with Adrian Campos as the Brazilian is unveiled as an F1 driver with Campos Grand Prix in 2010

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IanO - Unregistered

January 27, 2010 1:04 PM

Whilst we currently seem to lack a female driver who has the talent to reach the top of F1, I don't think that continuing to regard women as "gimmicks", good for tampon sponsorship is particularly sound. I am concerned for the prospects of a couple of the new teams. Turning up at races to test is too reminiscent of the early 90s. Unless someone has designed a blinder of a car. I just hope the climate improves. In fairness, too, the goalposts moved after these guys entered (and arguably the economy worsened further still). Good luck to Bruno Senna though - with no testing, he is going to need it.

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