With Adrian Campos having now departed, reigning GP2 Series teams' champions Campos Racing has announced that it will run under a new name for the 2009 season.
New owner Alejandro Agag has revealed that the team will now be named after the addax antelope while title sponsorship will continue to come from the Qatari Barwa company – meaning the team will now be known as Barwa Addax Team.
The team stormed to the team's title last year after a stellar campaign from Lucas di Grassi – who took third in the standings despite missing the first half of the season – with the Russian driver Vitaly Petrov running as his team-mate.
While di Grassi has now departed, Petrov will return for a third year and will be joined by Renault F1 test driver Romain Grosjean, who joins the team from ART.
“The success we have had up to now means that we have felt obliged to put our faith in two drivers of contrasting talents,” team boss Agag said. “Vitaly has been with us for three seasons now and we are very happy with him. We know each other perfectly and we know that he will bring us important points in the teams' championship and provide us with great moments like his victory in Valencia and, who is to say that he won't be fighting for the drivers' championship?
“There is very little to say about Romain having already reached Formula 1 status, in one of the best teams in the field. We shall offer him a car that will give him the opportunity to demonstrate, not for the first time, his undoubted talent. We are convinced that we have done everything right to ensure that Barwa Addax Team remains at the top of the GP2 class.”