New Campos team principal Colin Kolles has promised that despite continuing rumours over his team, they will make the grid in Bahrain because he “never gives up”.
The ex-Spyker and Force India man has been drafted in to shore up arrangements in the team after a shareholders’ takeover led by businessman Jose Ramon Carabante, and is determined to take the team to Sakhir for the first race on March 14th.
“It is very tough, but we will make it – because I never give up,” Kolles told AUTOSPORT. “We will have the cars in Bahrain and we will be running. This in itself will be pretty much a big achievement.”
The news came as the FIA delegate Charlie Whiting visited USF1 in order to investigate the team’s chances of travelling to Bahrain. It is rumoured that the YouTube founder and erstwhile USF1 backer Chad Hurley is in frantic negotiation with both Campos and Stefan GP to combine their efforts, making a Bahrain appearance all the more likely.
Meanwhile, USF1 signee Jose Maria Lopez has been in contact with Campos’ management to discuss the possibility of driving for them instead. A merge of operations now looks increasingly possible, particularly as Adrian Campos, the founder of the Campos team, has yet to clarify his role in the light of Kolles’ arrival.