Oct.18 (GMM) Adrian Campos, boss of his new eponymous Spanish formula one team, has admitted that crash-gate conspirator Nelson Piquet Jr is an option for a race seat in 2010.
While Renault’s Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds were banned from motor racing over the affair, 23-year-old Piquet – who had already been sacked by the French team – escaped further sanctions due to whistleblower immunity granted by the FIA.
Piquet’s famous father and namesake, at Interlagos this weekend, admitted the fact his son deliberately crashed in Singapore last year will make it difficult to find new employment in F1.
But Campos told the EFE news agency: “I spoke with Nelsinho Piquet three weeks ago and he is a possibility (for 2010).”
The former Minardi driver also said McLaren tester Pedro de la Rosa is on his wish list, but that he is finding it difficult to reach agreement with his countryman.
“It is our intention to be clear on the direction of our drivers (line-up) by the middle of November,” Campos added, also revealing contact with Bruno Senna, Pastor Maldonado, Bertrand Baguette and Ernesto Viso.