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US F1 and Campos reject doubts over 2010

ESPNF1 Staff
December 22, 2009 « Piquet set to announce 2010 plans | »
Peter Windsor said US F1 will be in the sport in 2010 © Sutton Images
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US F1 boss Peter Windsor and Campos owner Adrian Campos have rejected Bernie Ecclestone's claims that their teams will not be on the grid in 2010.

Ecclestone told The Times he did not expect either team to be ready in time for the season opener in Bahrain. But in interviews with BBC Sport Windsor and Campos hit back at those remarks, defending the positions of their teams.

"I'm surprised Bernie said that. We will be there. We're in good shape," said Windsor. "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 suppliers] Cosworth."

While Campos said: "My opinion is Bernie does not have all the information. We are working very hard."

US F1 has paid its US$440,000 entry fee, but is the only team not to announce either of its drivers for 2010.

"We are trying to find the best drivers we can; there's no rush," said Windsor. "We have no date [for car completion]. However, there will be a moment when we announce the drivers at the factory; and that will be some time towards late January."

Campos has Bruno Senna lined up as a driver for next season and its new chassis, built by Dallara, has already passed some FIA crash tests.