Campos to be ready for first Valencia test

Adrian Campos

Jan.8 (GMM) The new Spanish team Campos is expected to be ready to join the bulk of F1′s existing teams when winter testing kicks off in Valencia early next month.

While USF1 is sticking to American soil for the February debut of its new car, it has emerged that another new team, Lotus, will not be running its car until the third Spanish test of the pre-season mid next month.

The plans of F1′s fourth new team, Virgin, are less clear, although technical boss Nick Wirth has said the car will hit the circuits at some point in February.

Campos, however – officially Campos Meta 1 – is expected to turn out for the first test on February 1 with its 2010 car and Brazilian driver Bruno Senna, and subsequently the other three group tests prior to Bahrain.

The Spanish based team’s car has been designed to the February 1 schedule by the well-known Italian constructor Dallara.