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Lopez at Campos

Formula One
by Czar-Orac (U13842371) 24 February 2010
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Jose Maria Lopez will switch from USF1 to Campos, and is expected to be announced on Thursday.

After meetings with the investors of USF1 and the new owners of Campos about a possible merger, it is clear JM Lopez will drive for the resulting team, which will probably be a Chad Hurley backed Campos.

Bernie Ecclestone and FOM have assisted with finding a solution for Lopez, who is backed directly by the Argentine government, FOM and all other parties will meet again on Wednesday (today) in Spain.

Although Karun Chandhok's management are saying he is a contender to be Bruno Senna’s 2010 teammate.

Hmmm, we shall see.

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posted Feb 25, 2010

on the live feed it says they are 2 months away form getting a car and they will definately miss the first 4 races. what a joke.

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posted Feb 25, 2010

Maybe Senna is out!? Perhaps Campos or whatever it will be called has Lopez and Chandhok? I think US F1 spent too much time messing around to be honest, they should have gotten a head start when they knew they would be in for this season. Perhaps they will merge with Campos, would that work? Is that acceptable according to the Concorde Agreement? Does that mean Stefan GP will get a place? So many questions, so little time to answer them. 15 days until FP1 by the way.

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posted Feb 25, 2010

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Toyota gave a guarantee they'd be on the grid too, and then scurried away.

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posted Feb 25, 2010

I don’t think these two teams will last long one season. Let give entry to Toyota Stefan GP for 2010 Championship race. Under fund and low budget team cars are very dangerous to other drivers on the track. I think USF1 team entrance should be cancel and replace with Stefan GP is best idea for F1 fan and other teams. Stefan GP team has enough fund and support by it government. Also, Toyota may still in F1 as engine supplier if Stefan GP team is doing well in 2010.

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posted Feb 25, 2010

USF1 still have something of value - a grid entry. They will presumably try and sell that to Stefan GP, but Bernie is probably promising he'll get them on the grid anyway.... for a price no doubt! But unless USF1 have broken any FIA rules seems they could legally go 4 races without apprearing and still retain their entry given Todt's statement... so could get interesting!

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posted Feb 25, 2010

*sigh* I knew it would be a shambles. USF1 make Super Aguri look like super-lottery winners, and the organisation has been... well, what am I saying, there hasn't been any organisation.

Having said that, I think it would be brilliant to see this "one mechanic" they have in action in the pit stops. XD

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posted Feb 25, 2010

'Toyota gave a guarantee they'd be on the grid too, and then scurried away'

Good thing too! Talk about a liability - brakes seized, throttle jammed open, and that's just the team's cars driving to the circuit...

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posted Feb 25, 2010

surly this means that USF1 wont be racing and that Campos but Campos Meta is secure. Does that mean that the last place can go to Stefan GP

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posted Feb 25, 2010

Kolles “We will make an announcement on drivers very soon.”

Drivers ehh.

Bruno Senna' seat is rumoured to be in doubt as Karun Chandhok waits in the wings

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posted Feb 26, 2010

There was a quote from Peter Windsor in F1 Racing recently, saying of the work USF1 had done so far. This involved painting the factory, installing IT, getting simulators delivered, running testing rigs linked up to F-15 fighter jet engines and obtaining fork lift trucks and articulated lorries.

All very good, but what about sponsorship and drivers?

I think that Senna will almost certainly remain at Campos, but expect Chandok to get the nod as he's a slightly more proven entity.

If Lopez fails to get a seat, it will be through nobody else's fault but that of the USF1 management. What an utter shambles.

Cheers, everybody,
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