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GP Week : Issue 50
> F1NEWS> ms? 2010 own to ms were at they expertise MANOR Motorsport was established by former racer John Booth and came into existence in 1990, competing in Formula Renault almost exclusively. After a dabble in Formula Ford, the team moved into Formula 3 alongside its Formula Renault commitments in 1999. Over its 20 years in racing, Manor has launched a number of high- profile drivers into successful motorsport careers. Famous graduates include 2007 F1 World Champion Kimi Raikkonen, 2008 F1 AN ex-F1 driver himself, Adrian Campos finally makes the bold step up to the pinnacle of global motorsport at the helm of his eponymous team. After his F1 career came to an end after two years with Minardi in the late 1980s, Adrian Campos dabbled in sports cars before concentrating on the management of drivers and his own team, establishing Campos Racing in 1998. In its first year of competition the team won the World Champion Lewis Hamilton, Kazuki Nakajima, Lucas di Grassi and Antonio Pizzonia. In 2006 Booth sold his Formula Renault arm to Team Manager Tony Shaw, and the Renault team was renamed Manor Competition. Booth concentrated on his F3 project with Manor Motorsport, and from 2010 will take the Manor name into Formula 1. The team’s inaugural challenger will be designed by Wirth Research, under the watchful eye of experienced former-F1 Formula Nissan championship with Marc Gene. In 1999 Campos plucked a youngster out of karting, and the Spaniard went on to win the Nissan crown. His name was Fernando Alonso, and Campos took on an element of his management as the promising youngster progressed up to Formula 3000 and eventually F1. When Formula Nissan became the Renault World Series, Campos concentrated on Spanish F3 and designer Nick Wirth. Wirth himself is the former owner of Simtek research, a company he founded with Max Mosley back in 1986 after working for the future FIA President at the March F1 Team. Mosley sold his shares in Simtek in 1991 when he was elected President of the FISA. After Simtek’s demise as an F1 team, Wirth joined Benetton as Technical Director between 1996 and 1999 and was heavily involved in the FIA’s research into the proposed CDG split rear wing in the 2000s. in 2005 established his team into the new GP2 Series. Campos built his GP2 team over the years into a mighty force, taking the teams’ championship in 2008 before selling the team to major investor Alejandro Agag for the 2009 season, allowing Adrian to concentrate on his F1 bid. The team will benefit from technical partnerships with Italian design powerhouse Dallara Automobili and Xtrac. Name: Manor F1 Team Engine: Cosworth Country: UK Team Principal: John Booth Potential Drivers: Lucas di Grassi Paul di Resta Kazuki Nakajima Name: Campos Grand Prix Engine: Cosworth Country: SPN Team Principal: Adrián Campos Suñer Potential Drivers: Giorgio Pantano Lucas di Grassi Vitaly Petrov