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New name, new line-up for Campos

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.”


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Romain Grosjean - ART Grand Prix   [pic credit: GP2 Series]
Facu Regalia (ARG, Barwa Addax Team) during the third and final day of post-season testing at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Thursday November 7, 2013. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Facu Regalia (ARG, Barwa Addax Team) during the third and final day of post-season testing at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Thursday November 7, 2013. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Rio Haryanto (INA, Barwa Addax Team) on the podium after the Sunday sprint race at Silverstone - June 30, 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Rio Haryanto (INA, Barwa Addax Team) during after the Sunday sprint race at Silverstone - June 30, 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jon Lancaster (GBR, Hilmer Motorsport) celebrates his victory on the podium with Rio Haryanto (INA, Barwa Addax Team) and James Calado (GBR, ART Grand Prix) after the Sunday sprint race at Silverstone - June 30, 2013. (World Copyright: Jakob Ebrey/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jon Lancaster (GBR, Hilmer Motorsport) celebrates his victory on the podium with Rio Haryanto (INA, Barwa Addax Team) and James Calado (GBR, ART Grand Prix) after the Sunday sprint race at Silverstone - June 30, 2013. (World Copyright: Jakob Ebrey/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jon Lancaster (GBR, Hilmer Motorsport) celebrates his victory with Rio Haryanto (INA, Barwa Addax Team) and James Calado (GBR, ART Grand Prix) after the Sunday sprint race at Silverstone - June 30, 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Rio Haryanto (INA, Barwa Addax Team) on the second day of 2013 GP2 Series Testing at the Circuit de Jerez in Spain. Wednesday 27th February 2013. (Photo copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jake Rosenzweig (USA, Barwa Addax Team). Portrait.(World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service)
Adrian Quaife Hobbs (GBR, Barwa Addax Team) during the first day of post-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain on Thursday October 30 2012. (Photo: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jake Rosenzweig (USA, Barwa Addax Team) during the first day of post-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain on Thursday October 30 2012. (Photo: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Luca Filippi (ITA, Scuderia Coloni), Johnny Cecotto Jr. (VEN, Barwa Addax) and Marcus Ericcson (SWE, iSport) on the podium after the Monza feature race. (World Copyright: Daniel Kalisz/GP2 Media Service.)
Luca Filippi (ITA, Scuderia Coloni) celebrates his Monza feature race victory on the podium, with Johnny Cecotto Jr. (VEN, Barwa Addax) in the background. (World Copyright: Daniel Kalisz/GP2 Media Service.)
Josef Kral (CZE, Barwa Addax Team) celebrates his victory in the Spa sprint race on the podium with Felipe Nasr (BRA, Dams) and James Calado (GBR, Lotus GP).
Josef Kral (CZE, Barwa Addax Team) celebrates his victory in the Spa sprint race. (World Copyright: Andrew Ferraro/GP2 Media Service)
Josef Kral (CZE, Barwa Addax Team) crosses the line to take victory in the Spa sprint race. (World Copyright: Andrew Ferraro/GP2 Media Service)
Josef Kral (CZE, Barwa Addax Team) celebrates his victory in the Spa sprint race. (World Copyright: Andrew Ferraro/GP2 Media Service)

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