Ecclestone hints Piquet to be other Campos driver

Sat, 31 October 2009, 02:01

Oct.31 (GMM) Mere hours after Campos confirmed one of its drivers for 2010, Bernie Ecclestone has hinted at the identity of Bruno Senna’s teammate.

The Spanish team is yet to announce the second driver, amid reports of flagging negotiations with its preferred appointment, Pedro de la Rosa.

Ecclestone, the F1 chief executive, said in the paddock of the new Yas Marina Circuit on Saturday that he would like to see the sacked Nelson Piquet get another chance in the wake of the crash-gate affair.

Like 26-year-old Senna’s famous uncle Ayrton, Piquet’s father also won three drivers’ world championships.

“It’d be good wouldn’t it, another good name,” Ecclestone is quoted as saying by the Daily Telegraph. “That’s what’s being talked about actually.”

The situation would, however, mean that Campos lines up for its first season with two Brazilians.

But team chief executive Rodriguez de Castro said the objective is not actually to be the first Spanish F1 team “but rather the first Iberian-American team”.

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