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Campos to be renamed Hispania Racing

ESPNF1 Staff
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Although the team name will change Bruno Senna looks likely to retain his seat for 2010 © Sutton Images
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Campos Meta 1 will change its name to Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) before the start of the 2010 season next weekend.

Jose Ramon Carabante, who was formerly Campos team president, took over the outfit from Adrian Campos last month and installed Colin Kolles as team principal.

"The new team name signifies a new birth for our Formula One ambitions and highlights the incredible effort that is going on behind the scenes to ensure we make a successful debut in Bahrain on March 14," Kolles said. "While we are a new team in the paddock, we will be very proud to stand alongside such legendary names as Ferrari, McLaren, Williams and Lotus, as we hope to build our own reputation in the coming years."

The squad also confirmed that a team presentation will take place in Murcia on Thursday, the city that is set to be its new home. It is believed the event could see the unveiling of the Dallara-built car's livery and the announcement of Bruno Senna and Indian Karun Chandhok as its drivers.

The name Hispania is the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula, including modern-day Portugal, Spain, Andorra, Gibraltar and some of France. Team president Carabante's company is called Grupo Hispania.