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Windsor hints NASCAR's Busch is top of USF1 wish list

“I don't want to be arrogant about it,” Windsor stressed, “but I feel confident I can find, with the help of others, a Nigel Mansell in the United States. We can see the drivers who have the right touch, feel, suppleness and mental approach to be worthy of being a world champion.

“We'll try to get the best drivers we can for a sure footing in 2010, and I only say that because there are no American drivers, sadly, eligible to compete in F1 from an administrative point-of-view. You need an F1 superlicence. It's basically if you've won an international championship single-seater race, you get a superlicence. No American has done that the last twelve months. That's not an indictment of American motorsport, it's just the way it's gone.

“There's a lot of young American talent, and sooner or later you go [to] IRL or NASCAR. There doesn't seem to be a road into F1 for young Americans – so we'll be that team. Suddenly a young kid wins in Indy Lights, Nationwide or Trucks, now they'll think, 'USF1, I'll give those guys a ring, maybe they'll find a team I can drive for in Europe'.

“Marco needs to do well at what he's doing now before he takes next step; the wrong thing would be to give up what he's doing and try to do F1 under pressure. It's not because I don't rate him, but I don't think he'd be the right driver at the right time, or equally that we're the right team.

“I have respect for Danica, but it's not the right time for her to jump out of something going pretty well to go to F1, particularly [with] a new team. That's a big ask from her. She has such a good deal going on anyway.”

Meanwhile, it has emerged that former Williams, Benetton and McLaren ace Alex Wurz has ruled himself out of the running for one of the two available USF1 berths in 2010, preferring to focus on his sportscar duties with Peugeot.



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Juice - Unregistered

October 22, 2009 4:12 PM

Though Kyle might do be good, he's never been in a F1 car or raced single seaters lately. It kind of seems USF1 is desperate and it's either Busch or no other American. Busch is too committed to Nascar and he said he'll do F1 for a couple of years and then return to Nascar. USF1 needs someone that's loyal. If I was Peter, I'd choose Sebastian Bourdais and Graham Rahal. Sebastian is good if the setup is right and is familiar with most of the tracks. Rahal is young, knows single seaters, and has a lot of potential.



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