Teixeira denies Campos will do no winter testing

Wed, 27 January 2010, 02:01

Jan.27 (GMM) Tony Teixeira has denied reports that F1’s new Spanish team Campos is set to miss all four group tests of the pre-season.

An Associated Press report on Tuesday quoted head of strategy Daniel Eisen as suggesting the Valencia based team will not test prior to the Bahrain season opener.

Speaking on Wednesday with Reuters, South African entrepreneur Teixeira admitted he is in talks with Campos about investing in the team but played down Eisen’s comments.

“I am aware of that report but that’s not what the team principal (Adrian Campos) tells me,” he said. “They may make the second test but definitely the third and they will make the (first) race. The second test is the target.”

Teixeira said he is not the only bidder to buy into Campos, and confirmed his plans to associate the deal with his struggling single seater series A1GP.

“There’s more than one group talking to Campos and for us it has got to be part of an A1 deal,” he said. “It’s all for A1. My ambition is to bring A1 into F1.”

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