Stefan GP Buys Dallara Chassis, Leaves Campos without 2010 Car

The officials of Serbian outfit Stefan GP may not be so crazy as most people would have believed. When the team announced they will begin the testing of their 2010 single-seater in late February – shortly after confirming they will ship all their F1 equipment to Bahrain, for the season opening round in mid-March – without actually possessing an F1 entry, most of us were thinking “What are these guys doing?”

Well, apparently, they have been working hard to secure that entry. According to the latest reports from Germany's Auto Motor und Sport and Finland's Turun Sanomat, Stefan GP is as good as present on the 2010 Formula One Championship entry list, as they have purchased the commercial rights of Campos Grand Prix' Dallara single-seater.

Last month, we reported to you that Adrian Campos has a hard time securing the money for his team's F1 operations in 2010. Despite the fact that he desperately needed the money, the Spaniard refused to sell a part of his team to South African businessman Tony Teixeira. Consequently, he was unable to deliver the necessary payments to Italian chassis manufacturer Dallara.

According to the aforementioned reports, Dallara sold the rights of their chassis to Stefan GP, meaning that Campos GP now has no car for the 2010 season of F1 even if they do make the payments. And it's not like the Serbian team will use the car anyway, as their Stefan S-01 – former Toyota TF110 – is already 90 percent prepared for testing on February 25.

Yesterday afternoon, Bernie Ecclestone himself confirmed that he will personally push for Stefan GP's inclusion in the 2010 F1 entry list, either via an additional 14th entry, or as a replacement to another team.

Bruno Senna, the only confirmed driver for Campos Grand Prix for the 2010 season of F1, already expressed his “hopes” that he'll test in F1 “in the near future.” This may very well be his second failed attempt to enter the Great Circus in 2 years.
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