F1 » 'USF1 is dead...and it won't come back'

The end of the road has officially been reached for USF1, it appears - with a senior employee confirming that all staff have been put on indefinite leave, and concluding that the financially-beleaguered American hope 'is dead...and it won't come back'

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March 03, 2010 1:52 PM

@Commodore S

I read on another thread you mentioned I had little time for you, actually I always read your posts as you post well reasoned arguments and observations, don't always agree with them but that's how it's supposed to be.

Now, this doesn't mean we're going out together now....LOL :p

Commodore S - Unregistered

March 03, 2010 2:00 PM

@ richard.

Be careful mate. Your humour is beginning to show which would indeed change your image.

By the way where is the imposter.

He/She was every in the last 24 hours and endeavoured to make a goose of everyone. A bit lame but worth a laugh.

Piercarlogassolini - Unregistered

March 03, 2010 3:20 PM

Re due diligence, if done properly, and accepting that revenue streams from future sponsorship are always a bit iffy, no blame attached to FIA. If not done proerly, hang em high OK?

Re US-bashing, I think saying 'All Yanks are ****s' is out of order, but referring to a perceived national trait as a possible factor has got be fair enough surely? And anyway, I thought one of the perpetrators was Australian?

There is only one way to recover the credibility of USA in F1 circles in my view. Step up to the plate, Roger Penske.

peter - Unregistered

March 03, 2010 3:23 PM

This sorry episode above all shows up the FIA selectionship process. The buck stops with Mosely as he headed the drive for new teams. He should be banned for bringing the sport into disrepute, along with all other members of the selection process. There were two or three serious outfits that were turned down for undisclosed reasons. Perhaps the transparancy Todt has talked about will highlight this.
But wait! Whats that noise? Could it really be pigs flying by?

Conceptual - Unregistered

March 03, 2010 3:35 PM

What a rolling abortion Ken Anderson is! If F1 was looked down upon in the USA before, Anderson and Windsor just added a 20 ton capstone to the grave of F1 in the USA.

Why, oh why couldn't it have been Penske or Haas that started the USF1 effort?


aeaventures - Unregistered

March 03, 2010 3:45 PM

I cannot be the only person who is seeing a bigger picture here can I? Just when the Manufacturers looked like chucking 'bernie and his boys' out on thier sorry asses the landscape changes and suddenly F1 goes from wanting to be a major manufacturer entered series to back to its roots type singular squads, the majoy benefit being that once again all unity will be lost between them because its now obvious half the teams are sheeting themselves for cash and so 'B&TB' can keep an always shifting target as the need for cash is going to be more important than unity and those who are good boys will get better rewards, back to the bad old days! next thing Mosley will buy a team, Oh jesus!


March 03, 2010 5:06 PM

Lessons Learned for the Next F1 Team from the US (if there ever is one...)

- Don't use the terms US or All-American in your name. If you are successful, it will be an international effort.
- Have a credible business plan including a technical plan which does not rely on the use of unobtainium.
- Employ humility in attempting a formidable task. Keep you heads down and concentrate on meeting cost, schedule, and performance requirements.
- Keep your public statements brief, credible, truthful, and informative. Let your progress in fielding a car speak for you.
- Don't hire inexperienced pay-to-play drivers
- Court your fan base.


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