F1 » Hopes high for USF1 and US Grand Prix, insists FIA


After revealing that F1 2010 newcomer USF1 has lodged its entry fee for its debut, FIA Senate President Nick Craw admits that there are high hopes both for the under-fire North Carolina-based outfit and the future of the currently absent US Grand Prix

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tom - Unregistered

November 12, 2009 1:31 PM

I think you're thinking of Bullitt as the French Connection was set in New York (and Marseille if you're pedantic, like me) and any number of streets in San Fran could be used for spetacular jumps. Lombard St is very steep and has eight hairpins in one block. oh and its about a single cars width. it'd be hilarious.

richard

November 12, 2009 2:05 PM

sorry tom, i DID mean bullit. but i think that i now know lombard st. isnt it the one that is one way at different times of the day, due to its sharp twists through a residential area. and wasnt there some one wellknown caught recently driving the wrong way on it? anyway, any hope of combining this with the "bullit" street?? at least the double diffusers wouldnt work. but i wouldnt hold my breath for usf1. campos now claim to have done frontal and lateral crashtests, yet usf1,with FIVE years preparation, havent done any! if they make it, they will be welcome, but i am still waiting---------.

Powerline 2008 - Unregistered

November 12, 2009 3:54 PM

There is no motor sports racing like the way we do it in the USA. Lets hope Nick Craw is honest about bring F1 back to the USA. At the moment, neither Todt nor Bernie is interested. Bernie is still trying to squeeze blood out of stones from American circuit owners.

Mark _

November 12, 2009 5:27 PM

@richard - Lombard is always oneway going downhill. Chances are that a street circuit in San Francisco would be along the waterfront which is totally flat and not all that interesting, driving wise. It would never happen but a track in Golden Gate Park would be really good. They used to hold sportscar races in GGP back in the 50's so it probably has the most racing history in the city. The original roads are all still there.

Another SF spot that might be intersting is at the beach by the Cliffhouse and along the Great Highway. The corner at the Cliffhouse is a lot like the Lowes Hairpin in Monaco.

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