F1 » Anderson: USF1 has asked to miss first four races

USF1 co-founder and team principal Ken Anderson finally breaks the financially-troubled F1 2010 newcomer's silence - by admitting that the team has approached the FIA to be allowed to miss the first four grands prix of the forthcoming campaign

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Alan D - Unregistered

February 21, 2010 5:41 PM

Juice: "USF1 dug their own grave and now can't get out of it. It's up to Todt and the FIA..."

Now I've got this image of Jean Todt, mallet in one hand, sharpened wooden stake in the other,...


February 21, 2010 5:55 PM

rob, windy was the only person who wanted a ban on selling a team, lifted. i wonder why?? if they dont make the grid, i would guarantee that neither anderson or windsor would be out of pocket! but i have said it before, a lot of posters seem to be under the impression that stefan would get an automatic entry. this is far from the truth, as the grid would still be well in excess of the required quota. there have never been answers about stefans funding, state of the cars, engine supplies etc. he may have "bought" or been given toyotas equipment and staff, but no mention of developement! and stefan shouldnt be allowed to force themselves on to the grid, ahead of others!


February 21, 2010 6:04 PM

Composite Guy - Your experience sounds as if USF1 was deceptive with regard to their true intentions early on if not from the outset. We can forget about USF1 magically appearing after the fourth race. Ken and company are now attempting to minimize their financial obligations. If there is any good news from USF1, it is that we haven't heard from Windy lately.

TeamLotusFord - Unregistered

February 21, 2010 6:09 PM

Re US Citizen and Yank Bashing..

Nothing could be further from the truth..
It is dismal that USF1 should fail so miserably - An American F1 team would be brilliant for the sport - shades of Dan Gurney's Eagles, Penske and Parnelli's.

Anderson and Windsor appear to have spun a speil and convinced people of something that clearly they couldn't deliver, depite the time span avaialbe from selection to the first testing in 2010

Someone in the US must be able to put together a viable F1 team rather than say 'hey we need to mis 4 races' to get going - Roger PENSKE again?

Munro Gow

February 21, 2010 6:21 PM

As TLF said this would have been great for the sport in America and might have led to a return of a US GP but unfortunatley its been very poorly managed and looks to be coming to end before it really started. I cant say I was ever encouraged by anything that was being said by Windsor. They were only given the slot on the grid because they were willing to use Cosworth power and of course that has denied better organised teams a place. With Virgin and Lotus having tested it shows what could be managed if done right. Its probably best if USF1 just give up and stop making fools of themselves.


February 21, 2010 6:38 PM

There are a lot of misconceptions on this USF1 subject mostly stemming from emotional goodwill for the wellbeing of FI, I have mine too but that doesn't mean am right.
The 3 race missing rule was agreed by the FIA, BE/FOM and FOTA, as such the problem can only be solved by all three, the FIA alone or BE/FOM or both together cannot solve this problem, if they do they would have resorted to arbitrary decisions which I hope and believe are a thing of the past, arbitrary decisions even for the well being of F1 will come back to hunt their taker and as I said I don't believe JT will permit them.
This USF1 fiasco is a pity as a USA FORMULA ONE TEAM is one of the very best things that can happen to F1.

X91 - Unregistered

February 21, 2010 7:21 PM

Frankly I'm tired of hearing about this team that should never have been given an entry in the first place. As expected they've been giving us typical US misinformation from the start. Let's throw them out and get a real team in.

Mark _

February 21, 2010 7:54 PM

There has been a lot of US bashing right from the start of this project, just like when there is any talk of a US driver. If this had truly been a US team it would not have been so mismanaged. Sure those of us on this side of the pond would have cheered their success but that is only because it is the closest thing we have to a US team. As far as Windy not quiting his day job, it kept him close to the action and allowed him to talk up the team. I don't see how staying at the factory would have been more of a benefit to the team.



February 21, 2010 7:57 PM

@CDF, who says an american company has to sponsor them. supposedly YouTube had money behind them other that Chad Hurley. YouTube is a Google company and worldwide. American based sponsorship has nothing to do with anything.

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