With rumours that USF1 is set to apply to defer its F1 entry to 2011, the hopes of making a race debut for its sole-signed driver, José María López, appear to have evaporated. However, the Argentine has recently been linked with a still-vacant role at Campos, with him now being considered for the test and reserve driver role.
The Spanish team has already signed Bruno Senna and confirmed last week that it was close to a deal with India Karun Chandhok.
Lopez’s management has been hard at work trying to release the driver from his contract.
In an interview with Argentine radio station Cadena 3, Victor Rosso, a member of López’s management team said: “There are a lot of chances that he will be a reserve at Campos. At this moment Felipe McGough [Lopez’s manager] is finalising the details to release him from the contract with US F1 and to get his money back. It all depends on the termination of the contract.”