Tony Taixeira Wants to Link Campos to A1 GP

Tony Teixeira sure means business when it comes to his involvement in Formula One racing. The South African businessman confirmed during a short interview with the Reuters news agency that he is not only trying to purchase a part of Campos Grand Prix team, but wants to do it in a way that it benefits the A1 GP World Cup of Motorsport as well.

A few weeks before the start of the 2009 championship, Teixeira revealed his plans to set up a team that would feed itself from the A1 GP Series (currently owned and managed by the businessman). Since the formation of his own F1 team was ruled out last summer, the next best thing would be investing in a team that would connect in one way or the other with his A1 GP Series (currently on the verge of collapse).

There's more than one group talking to Campos and for us it has got to be part of an A1 deal. It's all for A1. My ambition is to bring A1 into F1,” said Teixeira, revealing his plans to turn the A1 GP World Cup of Motorsport in some kind of a feeder series for F1.

Adrian Campos, the current owner of the Spanish team, recently confirmed that he is willing to begin talks for future partnerships for his F1 programme – not that he has a choice, given his poor financial status prior to the season opening Bahrain GP – but denied wanting to sell a too bigger share of his outfit.

Teixeira admitted to the talks, and also denied to Reuters that fact that Campos is looking at a non-testing programme prior to the official start of the 2010 season, as previously reported by the Associated Press.

I am aware of that report but that's not what the team principal (Adrian Campos) tells me. They may make the second test but definitely the third and they will make the (first) race. The second test is the target,” added the South African businessman.
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