New teams Campos, Manor, join FOTA

Two of the new Formula One teams for 2010, Campos and USF1, have confirmed that they have been accepted to join the Formula One Teams Association (FOTA). FOTA said recently that all new teams are eligible to join. It is believed that Manor has...

Two of the new Formula One teams for 2010, Campos and USF1, have confirmed that they have been accepted to join the Formula One Teams Association (FOTA).

FOTA said recently that all new teams are eligible to join. It is believed that Manor has also joined the alliance, and that the new Malaysian-owned Lotus outfit will also sign up shortly.

It is further believed that the new teams will be represented when FOTA gathers to meet at the verge of the Singapore Grand Prix this week.

Peter Windsor told GP Week that USF1 is now a FOTA member, and was asked about the rumours that the team is behind schedule in its preparations for 2010.

"I think some people are wondering what we're up to ... Visit us in November/December and you'll see a great F1 facility working on some beautiful race cars at 100 per cent commitment level," he answered.

The Spanish news agency EFE said it will be team owner and boss Adrian Campos who will represent his new Spanish team at the Singapore FOTA meeting.

Campos also revealed that a FIA delegation visited his team's headquarters last week as the sport's governing body inspects the progress of the sport's newest entries.

He also said: "We are very content with the work that Cosworth is carrying out in the development of the engine. We are sure that we will have a great engine that will allow us to fulfil the objectives of our F1 debut."

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