Introduction – Campos, Manor, USF1 – Three new F1 teams

Following the publication of the 2010 Formula One entry list FIA also released detailed information about each of the new teams that will compete in the Championship from next year (selected from 15 applicants). So who are Manor F1 Team, Campos Grand Prix and Team US F1 ? Read on …

Company Name: Campos Meta
Team Name: Campos Grand Prix
Country: Spain
Team Principal: Adrián Campos Suñer

The Campos Racing team was launched in 1998 by ex-Formula One driver Adrián Campos. Since that time it has competed in various championships from GP2 to Euro F3. It has won six driver championships, five team championships and currently holds the GP2 Series 2008 title.

Campos Racing is running the Campos Grand Prix team in conjunction with Meta Image, a Madrid-based sports agency which specializes in event management, sponsorship acquisition, PR and marketing.

The Grand Prix team’s headquarters are based in Madrid, which houses the marketing and administrative departments. The technical centre is based at Campos Racing’s current headquarters in Valencia, 25km from the Ricardo Tormo race track. This facility currently manages design and development for the Campos Racing F3, Mexico A1GP and Barwa International GP2 teams.

As part of its application to compete in the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship, Campos has agreed an engine supply deal with Cosworth and technical partnerships with Dallara Automobili and Xtrac.

Company Name: Manor Grand Prix Racing
Team Name: Manor F1 Team
Country: United Kingdom
Team Principal: John Alfred Booth

The Manor name came into racing in 1990 when former single-seater champion John Booth decided to establish his own team. Since that time, Manor’s record of success includes some 171 Race Wins and 19 Championship Titles in championships such as Formula Renault and Formula 3 Euroseries.

Manor is based in the UK across two sites, one in Sheffield and the other in Bicester. Its technical innovation is characterised by the fact that the race cars are designed, tested and refined entirely in the digital domain using the processes originally developed by Wirth Research Limited (WRL).

WRL is an engineering company, founded by Nick Wirth in 2003, which specialises in research, development and manufacturing in the high technology sector. WRL’s designs were successful in winning both the 2004 and 2005 lndy Racing League championships and it has recently produced race winning designs for Honda competing in the American Le Mans Series.

Wirth, who is the Technical Director of Manor Grand Prix Racing, started his career as an Aerodynamicist for the March F1 racing team. He was responsible for aerodynamic concepts as well as scheming and design of wind tunnel model components for the 1988 and 1989 Leyton House March F1 cars.

From 1993 to 1995, Wirth was Founder/Owner/Technical Director of the Simtek F1 team, which started in the 1994 F1 championship. Simtek Research provided the team with all of the engineering and design of the cars. Wirth went on to become Chief Designer for the Benetton F1 team from 1996 to 1999.

As part of its application to compete in the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship, Manor has agreed an engine supply deal with Cosworth.

Company Name: Team US F1
Team Name: Team US F1
Country: USA
Team Principal: Ken Anderson

Team US F1 is a new racing operation but its directors have many years of motor sport experience and it has already attracted a host of investors.

US F1’s Team Principal Ken Anderson has been involved in motor sport for over 30 years. His experiences include designing and constructing multiple Indy 500 and IndyCar Series-winning race cars, operating as technical director for the Ligier and Onyx Formula One teams and creating the advanced Windshear Wind Tunnel.

Fellow team director Peter Windsor has worked in F1 for over 35 years as a journalist, team manager and consultant. He has worked as the team manager for the championship-winning Williams-Renault team, the manager for Ferrari’s F1 chassis and suspension departments and as a consultant for F1 drivers Nigel Mansell and Carlos Reutemann.

As part of its application to compete in the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship, US F1 has agreed an engine supply deal with Cosworth.

5 Comments Post a Comment
  1. zblkhwkNo Gravatar says:

    I am estastic to see a USA based F1 team. Now lets get a race back to Indy!!!!

    • WesleyNo Gravatar says:

      Hear!Hear!..zblkhwk!!…I hope they get some good drivers,I am looking forward to having a home team to root for.

  2. NdmervinNo Gravatar says:

    Its cool to know that despite the fall of global economy, there are people who still have the cash to join in one of world’s most expensive sport ! Kudos to the Spanish newbie! Cant wait to see how the Americans take on the European drivers too !
    .-= Ndmervin´s last blog ..How to make a Skoda disappear? =-.

  3. nieuweNo Gravatar says:

    And the latest from downb under

    Motorsport: Brawn still hopeful of FIA deal
    12:00PM Tuesday Jun 16, 2009
    By David Tremayne

    Ross Brawn says FIA and the FOTA need to learn from the current stand-off situation. Jenson Button’s team owner Ross Brawn said yesterday that he is hopeful the FOTA teams and the FIA will find a solution to their ongoing problems before the final deadline expires this Friday for the teams to remove the conditions of their entries to next year’s world championship.

    If they do not enter without condition, they face exclusion in favour of new teams such as Prodrive and Lola.

    As talks between the two parties continued, amid criticism of the governance of the sport from the ACEA, the European car manufacturers’ association, Brawn said: “All of us – and I mean this collectively – have got ourselves into a situation we need to learn from.

    “What we want to get back and put in place again is an agreement between the teams and the FIA on governance for the future, and how we can avoid these situations ever occurring again. There are still opportunities to resolve the issues, and if they are, then we will be happy to enter.”

    If Brawn GP do not withdraw the conditions they placed on their entry, Button will not have a car to drive next year, but Brawn said they would be standing firm with the other four FOTA teams – McLaren Mercedes, BMW Sauber, Toyota and Renault – and would go along with their strategy.

    “FOTA have been supportive of Brawn GP. The manufacturers want to support small independents. This is not a manufacturers’ association, it’s an association of Formula One teams, and we believe in FOTA’s principles. So we want to support the group in trying to find a solution. We, as small independents, balance up the group with the manufacturers.”

  4. [...] FOTA teams are to meet with the suspended members (Force India, Williams) and the new entrants (Campos, Manor and USF1) at the Nurburgring on Wednesday to begin discussing the regulations and other plans for 2010 [...]

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