The boss of the Campos F1 team, Adrian Campos, hopes to secure his team’s F1 future by early next week.
His team has been the
butt subject of intense media speculation that it will fail to make the 2010 grid due to financial difficulties.
In an interview with BBC Sport, Campos has said, "We are trying to have everything solved on Monday – and people are saying a lot of stupid things. Some are true and some are not. We are working very hard to be in Bahrain [for the first race]."
However, Adrian would not be drawn on whether the team definitely will make it to the first race.
Adrian is known to be speaking to Tony Teixeira, the head of the collapsed A1 Grand Prix series, about buying into the team. Several sources are already claiming that such a deal has been done.
"We have confidentiality clauses in everything we are doing," he said.
When grilled about claims that his team is behind on their payments to Italian race-car constructor Dallara, which was commissioned to design and build the Campos car, Adrian said: "Sometimes we pay the [instalment of] 7M Euros to Dallara and sometimes we don’t have the money. We are trying to solve the problem."
This is sounding dire!
Let’s look at this from a different angle… Stefan GP has made no bones of the fact that it wants to join the 2010 grid, but it can only do so with the withdrawal of one of the rookie teams. Campos wants to join the F1 fray, but its participation is being doubted as we all know. Why don’t the two parties perform a merger?
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