Soucek's sponsors can't afford Campos seat

Andy Soucek has admitted he is well backed by sponsors, but can't afford to be Bruno Senna's 2010 teammate at Campos. Nelson Piquet has said he is also interested in the seat, but that the Spanish team is looking for a Spaniard to complete its...

Andy Soucek has admitted he is well backed by sponsors, but can't afford to be Bruno Senna's 2010 teammate at Campos.

Nelson Piquet has said he is also interested in the seat, but that the Spanish team is looking for a Spaniard to complete its inaugural driver lineup.

Spanish/Austrian Soucek, 24, would fit the bill, and he also showed an impressive turn of pace at the wheel of a Williams on Tuesday as he outpaced eleven other young hopefuls at Jerez.

He told F2's official website that he is focused on stepping up to F1 next year, and has a swathe of backers equally keen to make it happen.

"I have to say I'm really positive because I have a lot of help in Spain and from different sponsors, my manager and Jaime are doing a great job in discussions with different F1 teams," said Soucek.

Campos Meta is a new Spanish team, but Soucek plays down suggestions he is the logical choice to be Senna's teammate.

"Actually there was not much interest there. I know it's a Spanish team and I'm a Spanish driver, so it's logical. But they actually require more budget than I have. I'm not in that position now," he said.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nelson Piquet , Bruno Senna , Andy Soucek
Teams Williams