F1 » Windsor 'thrilled' as USF1 officially confirms first driver


American F1 2010 newcomer USF1 has finally confirmed the identity of its first driver barely seven weeks away from the start of its maiden campaign in the top flight - with a little help from the Argentine government...

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MikeG - Unregistered

January 26, 2010 12:58 PM

It is no disgrace to run at the back of the field in F1. Just to get there is a major achievement. These teams should be supported and congratulated by the fans rather than being critical. Any driver that makes it to race in F1 has reached the top level of racing which should be applauded. :)

Declan - Unregistered

January 26, 2010 2:06 PM

@Drall

You must be so proud that your team is being propped up with money from the Argentine government, what an absolute joke!

If Windsor had managed everyone's expectatinos at the start by NOT saying 'we have the funding' and NOT saying 'we will use American talent', then he wouldn't look like a lying idiot now. He also said he turned drivers down who had a full budget, that looks increasingly like a terrible old porkie too.

How easy would it have been to simply say from the outset that the 'economics of an F1 startup means we will initially have to use paying drivers from wherever we can find them'?

Tommivo - Unregistered

January 26, 2010 2:49 PM

I wonder how the million people/taxpayers struggling to make ends meet in Argentina think about a rich kid being supported by their governemnt...?
Tell about priority...! :rolleyes:

JOSE - Unregistered

January 26, 2010 3:00 PM

Well the TV dummy is at it again, telling the truth surely is not Windsor's strong points. I think we just didn't understand him when called for American drivers, not just the USA, all of the Americas, North and South, just a little misunderstanding, COOL!!
Lopez rolled in the wheel barrow full of gold and announced "I'm ready",(107%). This was the test driver for 3 years at Renault and could not out pace NP.
Money,Money, got to have it, really need it. If I win the Super Bowl lottery down to Alabama (Wheel Barrow Full)I go. I'm ready!

A competitive USF1 team under Windsor and Hobbs, never going to happen. That Russian driver has a big wheel barrow
Windsor please pass that one up.

JOSE

vjanik - Unregistered

January 26, 2010 3:03 PM

DC,

the 107% rule is no longer in use since 2003. need to catch up on your F1 rules.

but looking at USF1 i guess we will need the 107% rule again. especialy when they sell their seats for 5mil. what if a fat american millionaire wants a drive. heck he will even pay 10mil.

this can be very dangerous and frankly embarrassing. why cannot USA come up with a proper team? USF1 was a joke from the start - full of F1 rejects who couldnt get a job in England. why cant Ford or GM have a works team with some cash? (use some of the bail out money)

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