Formula 1: Kolles new Campos team boss

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Formula 1: Kolles new Campos team boss
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Formula 1 newcomer C ampos Meta is probably saved. At the last second, the team found a sponsor who should lead the F1 project to a success. As Campos announced on Friday (February 20th), the Spanish businessman José Ramón Carabante secured the majority of shares and thus also took control of the Rennstell.

Ecclestone helps with rescue operation

'I would like to thank Bernie Ecclestone for being extremely supportive of our efforts to keep the team going. The entire rescue operation was a race against time - always with the aim of that Team in Bahrain can put two competitive cars to the start at the first Grand Prix of the season, 'said the new team owner after the successful Campos takeover.

' We still have a lot of hard work ahead of us, but we do are very happy and excited about our Formula 1 debut and look forward to an interesting season in which we want to be competitive. ' After the delays of the past few weeks, it is already too late for test drives. Campos is traveling to Bahrain for the season opener without a kilometer experience.

Colin Kolles new Campos team boss

A second driver has not yet been signed will. Bruno Senna is still the only pilot. At the weekend, the team confirmed once again that they are planning firmly with the Brazilian. You are looking for a financially strong pilot for the second cockpit. The best chances are currently given to the Argentine José Maria Lopez and the Indian Karun Chandhok.

The new owner has already announced a change. Colin Kolles, who already had Formula 1 experience as manager of Spyker and Force India, will become the new team boss and managing director. Kolles, who attracted attention last year through private Audi outings at Le Mans and in the DTM, will try to get the Formula 1 team to the start in Bahrain on time.

'I was able to meet this enormous challenge I don't resist and I'm really looking forward to working with this new team, 'said the Ingolstadt native. 'Over the next ten days we will re-analyze the whole project, find the extra budget to ensure that the team will make it to the first race in Bahrain,announce the driver line-up for 2010 and make the team permanently viable under the new owner José Ramón Carabante. '

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