F1 » Anderson admits: If the FIA rejects deferral, USF1 is 'done'


Should F1 governing body the FIA reject its request to be allowed to defer its world championship entry until 2011, USF1 will be 'done', the beleaguered American outfit's co-founder and team principal Ken Anderson candidly admits

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Cardinal

March 04, 2010 1:04 PM
Last Edited 1756 days ago

This guy is all talk. Read the interview with him on Autosport this morning. Interesting stuff he had to say. Not sure I believed all his excuses, sorry reasons, for not making it to Bahrain. He seems fully confident that USF1 can be ready in time for the start of the 2011 season, but why is that dependent on the FIA deferring their entry? They haven't done so, does this mean the team is finished? Why don't they want to go through the official selection process again? I'm guessing because now Donnelly has gone, this time it will be done fairly and properly, and he knows USF1 won't get through.

Commodore S - Unregistered

March 04, 2010 1:36 PM


At least it is a admittance that the wheels did fall off the venture. That is something we have not heard from the "horses mouth" beforehand.

As for the remainder of the conversation what is it they can do now that could not have been achieved previously. Sure a sponsor may have walked away which disrupted their plans but what says sponsors are going to be knocking on their door in the future.

Best for them to let go and do justice for all.

Unfortunate for the employees, however they also deserve justice and should not be held in limbo.

richard

March 04, 2010 2:07 PM

maybe usf1 can "do a stefan". in other words, proceed with the building of a car, and have it ready to race, and then try to coerce the fia into allowing them on the grid next year. but anderson talks of lack of time. the car was being "planned" for five years!! how much more time did he need. and look at "lotus", they have got the whole thing off the ground in less than six months!

adehwood - Unregistered

March 04, 2010 2:10 PM

forgot to say, the car would of been no good anyways, we all no USA only make cars that go in a straight line, so no loss, now let one of the other teams in that actualy have a car, and a car that goes around corners.

Juice - Unregistered

March 04, 2010 3:04 PM

All of USF1's blood is on Max Mosley's hands. We could have had Prodrive already have tested. I think usf1 did have the money but I bet someone got greedy and there was a lot of wasteful spending.

Does this mean that Windy is going back to his broadcasting spot on SpeedTv now that he doesn't have a job? Imagine if he does, he will be the laughing stock on the grid and nobody will want to talk with him.

rob01

March 04, 2010 4:19 PM

Now that Anderson has to re apply for entry we will see if he can back up his words. If he truly wants a team on the grid, he will work towards having a car ready for the grid next year. He could already be working on a non diffuser car and test it all he wants. I doubt you hear from him ever again. He should think about the IRL, as racing there is more affordable. Then make an F1 move in the future.

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