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Campos: we're aiming to finish inside the top ten 12 Jun 2009

Adrian Campos (ESP) GP2 Asia Series, 16 February 2008, Sentul, Indonesia. Lucas Di Grassi (BRA) Barwa International Campos Team crosses the line GP2 Series, Rd 7, Race 1, Budapest, Hungary, Saturday 2 August 2008.

Campos Grand Prix boss Adrian Campos celebrated his team’s success at securing a place on the 2010 Formula One grid at a news conference in Madrid on Friday. Hailing their achievement at becoming one of three new entrants chosen by the FIA, Campos voiced his hope that his team will finish their debut season in the top ten.

"It is a very special day,” said the Spaniard. “We are going to take our place on the grid with a great amount of dignity. I have been in this sport for 30 years. It is basically what I have done for my whole life. I am not thinking about winning races, but about being in the top ten to generate income. Now it's time to work hard and think about this honour that we have been given."

As a driver, Campos competed in Formula One racing for one complete season in 1987 for the Minardi team, recording 13 retirements and one race finish - 14th at the Spanish Grand Prix. He started the 1988 season with the Italian team, but was dropped in favour of Pierluigi Martini after failing to qualify at three races in a row.

After a spell in touring cars, Campos set up his own racing team in 1998, which has so far won six driver championships, five team championships and is the reigning GP2 Series title holder.

Campos Grand Prix will be run in conjunction with Meta Image, a sports agency based in Madrid, where the team's headquarters will be located. Its technical facility, meanwhile, will be at Campos Racing’s current facility in Valencia.