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Beleaguered F1 newcomer USF1 suffers another blow, as doubt continues over the make-up of the 2010 F1 grid

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vdough - Unregistered

February 17, 2010 10:58 AM

As an American this is so painful to hear. My hopes were so high we might finally have a team to cheer for. I guess Ill have to continue watching teams i care very little about.
Why Chad Hurley would jump ship is beyond me but what can you do. Unfortunately nothing. Well if this is true i still have to give Windsor and Anderson many thanks for trying. Heres for hoping Crash is wrong

rh - Unregistered

February 17, 2010 11:45 AM

It would be good for F1 if there was a US team and even a US track on the calendar as it would help F1 appeal to the Americans.

However, I do not think it is fair for the Stefan F1 that both USF1 and Campos are f-----g around. Realistically Lotus and Virgin have both been able to release cars in plenty of time, if USF1 or Campos feel that they can't be on the grid, they should be man enough to say so and give Stefan a chance

alex - Unregistered

February 17, 2010 11:46 AM

This mess is a very bad, sad thing for F1.

It is entirely down to Max Moseley, his legacy of trying to play power games with the new teams selection, overlooking the obvious candidates in order to promote those firmly on his side.

Wolfy35

February 17, 2010 11:56 AM

What really troubles me is that the FIA refused places to teams like ProDrive etc who were able to prove funding and show they had concrete deals in place for a car and engine package simply because they were not going to use Cosworth engines.

the Cosworth engine is good but the FIA has turned its self into a laughing stock and is doing no end of harm to the image of F1.

Stefan GP is sat there with funding a full package of sponsors and cars ready begging for an entry, They have even already shipped supplies to the first 2 races to ensure they are able to compete if given a chance and yet we are still faced with the laughable situation that we have now

Commodore S - Unregistered

February 17, 2010 12:08 PM

I think we all have the same idea on the subject.

It is sad to see a situation such as this arise particularly as the people behind the teams have expended not only money and time but credibility.

Whilst we can point the finger at Mosley the ultimate decision was made by the principals of the teams involved. As someone mentioned now is the time to stand up and be counted and admit failure.

Their is no disgrace. It is better to be a man that tried than not.

Rus the Bus - Unregistered

February 17, 2010 12:14 PM

Where is the supposedly decisive Mr Todt in all this? All I recall hearing from him is confusing commentary saying it could be as long as three races before a non-attending squad is denied F1 entry for the 2010 season, which was then denied by FOCA! This is a shambles, and yet again it makes the sport look pathetic to anyone who is not familiar with the idiotic politics that ruin such a great occasion. The first race of the season should have all the entries on the grid. We fans know that some will be barely competitive to the top teams, we don't mind, it's all part of the true history of F1. If a team cannot make the 1st race they should loose their grid slot to one who can compete.

Alan D - Unregistered

February 17, 2010 12:28 PM

Commodore: "Whilst we can point the finger at Mosley the ultimate decision was made by the principals of the teams involved"

I have to disagree with that. The FIA made a big show of the fact that they'd vetted teams, ensured they had a proper plan of action etc just so that this sort of thing wouldn't happen. But it was all talk. They should have followed that through with requirements for teams to show certain progress by certain stages, e.g. nose cone test by December, drivers signed up by January, car on track by February. Bernie has strict timetables for circuits wanting to get into F1. Very disappointing that Todt is apparently doing nothing about this.

What do I know? - Unregistered

February 17, 2010 12:43 PM

Call me an optimist,but I really hope that the eerie silence which currently surrounds USF1 hides some serious effort,which will surprise us all in due course.(however I fear my optimism is misplaced)
It would be a shame for American motorsport aspirations if this high profile effort came to nought.
I personally welcome the "American element",as it could potentially open a massive new market for F1.
History,and an apparent lack of big budget sponsors (or partners in Ronspeak)like Coca-Cola,Microsoft,or McDonalds for example,shows a worrying antipathy towards F1 in the US.
If they can make a credible entry to the sport,sorry,business,the door may at last be opened.
Good luck USF1.

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