Volkswagen, Kolles Deny Campos Links

It didn't take too long before German manufacturer Volkswagen issued an official response to the claims that it plans to buy into the Campos Grand Prix outfit for the 2011 season of Formula One racing.

Spanish newspaper AS reported yesterday evening that Formula One's boss Bernie Ecclestone and Jose Ramon Carabante (team partner and president for the aforementioned outfit) are planning to rescue the team from their financial difficulties and sustain it through the 2010 season, after which the organization would be purchased by VW in 2011.

When asked about that, Volkswagen's motor sport representative Hans-Joachim Stuck dismissed the allegations completely, insisting once again that F1 doesn't represent an aim for the German carmaker for the time being.

That is complete nonsense. We are flattered about such rumours, but formula one at the moment is not at all a topic for us. If it should ever become a topic, then it will be surely on the basis of a world engine,” said Stuck according to German website

Additionally, the man linked with the team principal role within the rescued Campos team, Colin Kolles, insisted that he doesn't plan a return to F1 racing any time soon, especially since he already has a job of his own for the time being.

I do not work for Campos. I know who I work for, what I do and why I do it,” said the German-Romanian official, who used to be team chief for Force India. He currently runs his own team in the Le Mans Series and 24 Hours of Le Mans.
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