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 5:13 PM

Biggest lesson.. Don't listen to a pitlane reporter when he request to be a team owner. Working pitlane and hearing that 40 mil was all you would need got Windsor and Anderson's mouth watering.

Rickin LA - Unregistered

March 03, 2010 5:36 PM

Re Windsor - rob01 got it right. Who on this board actually liked Windsor as a pit lane interviewer, but now feels betrayed by him? If you thought him a twit before, how could you be so upset that he couldn't manage this job?
Re Anderson - he is clearly most at fault here. I work in prototype, high-performance design, and having a company executive micro-manage that effort is the quickest way to fail.
Re Brits bashing Yanks (Peter who?, BOBBY BOY and useless, in particular) - now, now children, don't be ungrateful. If it weren't for the Yanks, you'd be goosestepping through Hyde Park in brownshirts. And besides you oughtn't insult your grandfathers that way...

Sukhoi 46

March 03, 2010 5:49 PM

That's really a bad news to the America :?

I read an interesting statement from the Mark Webber in this context:

Webber slams 'Mickey Mouse' F1

In the wake of USF1's request to defer their 2010 entry until next season, and the Campos Meta team changing their name to Hispania Racing, Australian Webber stated his disappointment with the current state of his sport.

"It's embarrassing, it's incredible that people who haven't yet turned a wheel take part in grands prix."

"It's the sort of stuff from Mickey Mouse or Tom and Jerry."

"It would make more sense to field (MotoGP champion) Valentino Rossi with his bike on the grid." :) :p


March 03, 2010 6:08 PM

the yank. true but a little harsh. aar wasnt too bad! AND dan had the sense to use a british engine, albeit unproven!

off topic. remember i was trying to remember what the rbr nose bulges reminded me off. you thought the seafury. not too far off the mark. whilst researching spitfires, the griffon engined fires had bulges, not as pronounced, but then go back to its inception. the supermarine s6 schneider trophy plane had huge bulges, just like the rbr. all bulges to clear cam covers, but i think rbr are purely cosmetic.

1970 - Unregistered

March 03, 2010 6:32 PM

I'm not sure why but i have a sneaky suspision that the new teams were just entry money cash cows. There were far more viable applicants that were turned down by Bernie and the FIA that would have made it to the grid ie Lola and Pro-drive.

Mark - Unregistered

March 03, 2010 6:37 PM

What an opportunity Max Mosley has squandered for Formula 1, and more importantly, what a deplorable situation he has left all the F1 faithful in... This is nothing short of embarrassing and frustrating beyond belief... In the words of Mark Webber "Mickey Mouse"..

It could be entirely feasible to imagine such teams the likes of Lola, Penske, Prodrive, 'Team-Lotus' and such to be on the F1 grid... But no... Instead we are left to tolerate the plethora of cr*p that is before us now... The selection process was evidently flawed, they should go back to the drawing bored, and reopen said process again for 2011..

*By 'Team-Lotus' I mean genuine, unadulterated, British Lotus, HQed in the UK.


March 03, 2010 6:39 PM

I am in the states, as you are aware. At no time did I care if USF1 made it or not. There was never a connection with the general public here on a large scale. I found that strange all along. No loss for anyone here at all.


March 03, 2010 7:02 PM

what a complete waste of everyone's time!

meanwhile a team like aston who could have made a real contribution are denied a grid slot.

heads should roll at the fia. and i don't accept the notion that it was all down to max, there were other people involved behind the scenes who are also culpable.

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