Campos Meta to Be Rescued for 2010 Season

Although Campos Grand Prix seemed to hold the smallest chances of surviving as a Formula One team prior to the start of the 2010 season, it now seems the Spanish organization is on the verge of actually making the grid at the season opening Bahrain Grand Prix, in mid-March.

Regardless of the Volkswagen takeover rumors suggested by the media in recent weeks, British magazine Autosport reported that the entire management of the team will be reshuffled in the next few days, with Adrian Campos stepping down from his position as team boss and being replaced by Jose Ramon Carabante, currently majority owner of the outfit.

According to the same report, it seems that former Force India team principal Colin Kolles will indeed take an active role within the team in the season to come – although temporary – while ex-Red Bull technical director Geoff Willis will also help the team through for the short run.

As far as sponsorship is concerned, the guys as Autosport didn't give us much to work with, but recent reports in the US have suggested that YouTube founder Chad Hurley is likely to take his money from US F1 to Campos Meta 1 for the 2010 season. Additionally, Carabante would also contribute to the team's financial scheme for this year.

With the development of their 2010 single-seater already delayed due to the recent financial problems they've experienced, Campos will most definitely not make it to the final test meeting of the off-season, scheduled to take place in Barcelona next week. Additionally, they will also struggle to have the car ready by Bahrain, but Autosport revealed this is the “realistic aim” of Campos Meta for the upcoming month.

As far as the drivers' selection for the vacant race spot in the team is concerned, it is believed Indian driver Karun Chandhok and Formula Renault 3.5 champion Bertrand Baguette are currently considered for the job.
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