GP2 have revealed the 13 teams that have been granted entry for the next three years
Campos Racing will replace Barwa Addax in F1-support series
By William Esler
Last Updated: 15/10/13 9:50am
Entry to the F1-support series is granted on a three-year cycle to coincide with each new set of Technical Regulations, with occasional exceptions such as RUSSIAN TIME's purchase of i-Sport International's spot ahead of the 2013 season.
12 of this year's teams have been retained with Campos Racing returning to the Series for the first time since 2007.
Run by ex-F1 driver Adrian Campos, he sold his original GP2 team to Spanish businessman Alejandro Agag ahead of the 2008 who renamed it Barwa Addax - ironically the team that Campos will replace.
Campos then focussed his attention on his F1 entry ahead of its entry in 2010, but after financial struggles he was bought out by business partner Jose Ramon Carabante and the team became Hispania.
Since reforming, Campos Racing have competed in the World Touring Car Championship and the European F3 Open and will return to GP2 in 2014 having successfully fought off rival bids for a slot on the grid.
"We're very happy to announce our line up for the next three years," GP2 Series CEO Bruno Michel said.
"As usual, we received high quality requests from new teams who wished to join our Series. However, as we did in the past we decided to show loyalty to the existing teams who have done a very good job in a difficult economic environment.
"We are pleased to welcome back Adrian Campos to GP2 and I would like to thank Alejandro Agag for his involvement in our Series: Barwa Addax Team won the Teams' Title in 2011 with Charles Pic and Giedo van der Garde as drivers. I wish Alejandro all the best in his next challenge."