Campos to change name to Hispania Racing F1 team UPDATE Campos Meta 1 has been renamed "HRT F1" Team, ( Hispania Racing F1 Team) following Jose Ramon Carabante's acquisition of Campos Meta 1 earlier in February. The new team name and identity is strongly linked to its Spanish roots and the team base will be in Murcia, near Alicante, Spain.
The highly motivated squad around Dr. Colin Kolles continues its preparations at full speed to make its F1 debut at the first round of the FIA 2010 F1 season at the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix on 14 March.
Dr Colin Kolles, Team Principal comments, "The new team name signifies a new birth for our Formula One ambitions and highlights the incredible effort that is going on behind the scenes to ensure we make a successful debut in Bahrain on 14 March. While we are a new team in the paddock, we will be very proud to stand alongside such legendary names as Ferrari, McLaren, Williams and Lotus, as we hope to build our own reputation in the coming years."
The team presentation will be held in Murcia (Spain) on Thursday March 4, 2010. Team PR03/02/10 (GMM) Campos Meta 1 intends to change its name to Hispania Racing F1 Team before the start of the 2010 season next weekend.
Jose Ramon Carabante, who had already been the team president, took over the outfit from former Minardi driver Adrian Campos last month.
Grupo Hispania is the name of 57-year-old Spaniard Carabante's company.
The Spanish newspaper Diario AS said the name change, which must be approved formally by the sport's authorities, will be unveiled officially on Thursday in the Spanish city of Murcia.
It is believed the event could also see the unveiling of the Dallara-built car's livery and the announcement of Bruno Senna and Karun Chandhok as its drivers.
France's Auto Hebdo said the former Prost, Sauber and Honda engineer Jacky Eeckelaert, who worked with new team boss Colin Kolles at Le Mans last year, will also be revealed as being a part of the team.
Hispania was the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula, including modern-day Portugal, Spain, Andorra, Gibraltar and some of France.