F1 » López admits he 'put too much trust' in USF1 claims

Left without a seat in the F1 2010 field following USF1's dramatic failure to make the grade, José María López has lambasted the shambolic American outfit for having 'hid things' from him and blasted the way he was misled as 'unthinkable'

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March 18, 2010 1:34 PM

Should have read crashnet before wasting his money we knew the outcome long before he signed. If we could see from here surely he could, and on those grounds he doesn't deserve a drive.
Goodbye for good Mr Lopez.


March 18, 2010 1:38 PM

He should have smelt a rat when Windy started banging on about an all American team with a British engine and an Argentinian drier that had been 5 years in the planning yet had nothing to show for the 5 years.

The fact that Windy didn't even give up his day job was also a bit of a give-away.

If he is good enough to be in F1 then he should get a drive. If he is not good enough then he should not get a drive. Simple.

JOSE - Unregistered

March 18, 2010 3:46 PM

Lopez was not only misled but he was intently not told the truth. Windser and Anderson committed fraud, they lied to everyone. They had nothing to offer, NOTHING...I myself looked into that building on many occasions, what I saw didn't come close to building a F1 car, not elven enough materials to make a couple of go-carts. Lopez signed way back in January I bet they never let Lopez prowl about the manufacturing area. Bernie had it right, he didn't believe any of that bull that was shouted and posted on the net, PURE BULL!
I hope the attorney general in NC has a open eye.
Getting snookered in the US is nothing new. its happened to me many times.

Smiling faces, some times???


Benoit - Unregistered

March 18, 2010 3:50 PM

I was shocked to hear the first named driver wasn't american. That probably threw off some of the sponsors as well. Lopez should hire a good manager to check things out for him.

I think Graham Rahal might have left his seat at Newman Haas believing he was in the running (I believe he was).

Now he's without a ride, but thanks goodness to sarah fisher


March 18, 2010 4:50 PM

there has been ZILCH on usf1 website since 18 jan, a long time before they were officially given the boot. unsurprisingly, they have not even posted an apology to anyone. windsor and anderson seem to have gone into hiding, and what about their promise to go to argentina to apologise?? if the team held even the remotest hope of getting on the grid in 2011, they would be on a "spin" campaign.

Mark _

March 18, 2010 5:14 PM
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I am not sure if this was a case of Windy and Anderson being devious or just being completely incompetent. I am leaning more towards being incompetent.

Bernie seemed to be out of line by publicly criticisng this effort. While this is not the reason that they failed it sure didn't help them to attract sponsors.

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