Campos Meta began chassis in March

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The Campos Meta 1 outfit were so confident of their entry being accepted for the 2010 Formula One World Championship that they began building their new Dallara chassis back in March.

The team insisted that the prevailing political uncertainty within the sport is not affecting their preparations in any way.

The Spanish operation was awarded one of three additional spots in the top flight for next season, alongside North Carolina-based USF1 and Yorkshire concern Manor, and beating off opposition of the likes of David Richards' Prodrive/Aston Martin bid and iconic British marque Lola.

Run by ex-grand prix ace and former GP2 Series team owner Adrian Campos, the squad will use low-cost, customer Cosworth powerplants and Dallara chassis, which have been on the construction bench now for more than three months - before their application had even been approved by the governing FIA.

Dallara owner Gian Paolo Dallara told GPWeek: "We are continuing as if nothing has happened.

"We started designing three months ago; we took the risk with Campos that, if our entry was not accepted, we would throw away three months of work.

"We took this decision because we decided that it would be nearly impossible to design and produce an F1 car in the short time from June until the 2010 season.

"Our car will be two-wheel drive, without the possibility to refuel and without KERS.

"We have worked on a 2009 specification, adding the extra fuel capacity required for 2010; we have very clear plans about the design of our car, and we are aware of what is possible within our limited budget."

Crash.Net / Eurosport