Changes at Campos put Kolles in charge

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Jose Roman Carabante (left) has taken over from Adrian Campos
Jose Roman Carabante (left) has taken over from Adrian Campos

The widely-rumoured troubles at Campos have finally materialised with the confirmation that Jose Ramon Carabante has taken over the team.

Carabante, previously a shareholder in the team, has replaced founder Adrian Campos in charge of the Spanish entry. Colin Kolles returns to F1 to take over from Campos as team principal and managing director.

According to Adam Cooper, who revealed several details of the impending deal yesterday, US F1 driver Jose Maria Lopez is in the frame to join Bruno Senna at the team as US F1’s entry has hit trouble.

That could pave the way for Stefan GP to take US F1’s place as the 13th team in the sport.

Kolles has previously run F1 operations at Jordan, Midland and Force India. The team still plans to be at the F1 season opener at Bahrain, the first practice session of which is now just three weeks away.

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  1. Well. Bruno Senna will be in the grid!!!

    1. Don’t count on it !

  2. Well seen as most people seem to be writing USF1 off while Campos look set to race, is it clear what route Stefan GP have to take to make the grid?

    If USF1 refused to admit defeat even though it was obvious they would not make it, would The FIA have to wait until they had missed three races to give their slot to Stefan GP or could they be granted a place from the first race in Bahrain?

    Some people are saying that Stefan GP would need the approval of all the other teams as well as the FIA if they wanted to race, is this true in all cases such as buying USF1’s entry or just replacing them?

    1. Aleksandar Serbia
      20th February 2010, 11:07

      PJA that was my point initially, that the US based team would have a prerogative to Stefan since they could bring more US interest in a couple of years and that means more money.
      Fia is playing the ass licking Burger nation card :(
      Why in the world would you give teams to decide weather Zoran can get in, but allow US on a fly, and this three races free nonsence, what is that?
      If Mclaren were to ask an extension like that Bernie would have no problem in making a laughing stock out of them!
      Stefan GP cannot announce a driver lineup, since they cannot sign anyone, what if they get rejected, those drivers get paychecks for free vacation!
      If the FIA would be fair they would have made a 1 month test deadline and those who do not have the car ready one month before the race, get ejected!
      In that case Zoran would already be testing in Jerez!

  3. Fingers crossed matters get sorted now…

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