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Petrov & de La Rosa To Campos For 2010 While Klien Eyes Sauber Seat

The Formula One musical chairs has begun in ernest this week as we head into the second part of the season at the European Grand Prix.

For the new team Campos Cosworth, they are at the centre of rumours that they will announce their drivers at this weekend’s race.  This was quite a suprise for their principal Adrian Campos, but he admitted that the drivers would be announced “very soon” to Diario AS.

Meanwhile Radio Marca claims that McLaren test driver Pedro de La Rosa would be returning to a race seat with the team alongside Russian GP2 star Vitaly Petrov.

“I have a few more years of racing ability and would return to be with a team even that is not competitive.” De la Rosa told AS

Also on the musical chairs this week was the suprise announcement from Christian Klien that he would like a race seat with BMW Sauber for 2010.  Er, maybe he didn’t get the memo? Anyway we got the idea of what he meant, whatever the team name for 2010 he was committed to Hinwil.  He also claimed to have had offers this season but turned them down to support BMW.

With Alonso heading to Ferrari and Kubica to Renault, there would theoretically be one free seat.  there have also been claims from Germany that Nick Heidfeld could be off to premier touring car series DTM as BMW look to enter the series as they head out of F1 and WTCC.  Therefore 2 free seats at the team.

“There have been enquiries during this season,” said Klien. “The new teams are naturally interested in drivers with experience. But anyway this team (BMW Sauber) remains my first choice.

“With all the human capital and infrastructure at Hinwil I see no reason why we can’t build a successful car for 2010,” he added.

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