US F1, Campos Hit Back at Ecclestone Comments

Following Bernie Ecclestone's comments the other day about the prospect of seeing a couple of teams dropping out of the 2010 Formula One Championship because of financial difficulties – and hinting that those two teams are the newly-entrant US F1 and Campos Grand Prix – it was only natural that the outfits in question to come out and deny the news. And that's a good sign, we'd evaluate.

The first one to do so was US F1 co-owner Peter Windsor, who told the media that everything is going according to plan in terms of car development for next season. Although a definitive deadline has not been set for the launch of the car, the Englishman insisted that the whole development now rests in the hands of engine supplier Cosworth, as the team has already ended work on the details of the chassis.

I'm surprised Bernie said that. We will be there. We're in good shape. Everything is going well and we are looking forward to the year. We've just finished the chassis and are now in the hands of (engine supplier) Cosworth,” said Windsor in an interview with BBC Sport.

US F1 has been one of the first teams to pay the 2010 fees for the Formula One Championship, therefore ending the rumors that the North American outfit is not planning to make it to the Bahrain Grand Prix grid.

While admitting they still haven't got their car ready for launch, Campos Grand Prix also insisted they will be ready for the 2010 campaign, with team boss Adrian Campos telling the media that Ecclestone has been handed the wrong information lately.

My opinion is Bernie does not have all the information. We are working very hard. We are now very close to a title sponsor and a second driver. We will be there – otherwise we lose everything,” said Campos, who already confirmed Bruno Senna for the next season campaign.
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