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A look on the lighter side at USF1...

Off the back of the constant cynicism regarding F1 2010 newcomer USF1, a series of amusing internet sketches has been published tracking the Charlotte-based outfit's progress. See them right here...
Along with Campos Meta, Manor Grand Prix, Lotus and quite possibly Qadbak-Sauber, USF1 will be one of the eagerly-followed newcomers on the starting grid in F1 2010, but there remain doubts about the viability of the team and just how serious its credentials really are.

Despite having been the first of the five to announce its intention to bid for a place in the field next season and pay its entry fee, there has been constant sniping and cynicism about the likelihood of the North Carolina-based operation ultimately making the grid for the Bahrain Grand Prix curtain-raiser in mid-March.

The naysayers have pointed to the lack of concrete evidence of progress, a headquarters the other side of the Pond in the heart of NASCAR country when all other teams are Europe-based, continuous chopping and changing regarding the kind of drivers allegedly being sought and the lack of recent F1 experience of co-team principal and technical chief Ken Anderson, whose only previous stint in the top flight came 20 years ago with backmarkers Ligier and Onyx.

Anderson and co-founder Peter Windsor, however, have persistently batted off all such scepticism, and are adamant that not only will the first American outfit in F1 in decades be in the field in Sakhir in four months' time, but that it will be fighting fit to boot.

In the meantime, follow the links below to take a lighter-hearted look at USF1's progress in a series of amusing internet skits...

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Jason Carter - Unregistered

November 17, 2009 8:41 PM

Out of 4 new teams, only 2 drivers have been signed... No other team has produced pictures of their car...and no established team does this ahead of the testing that is done at the end of Jan. NO TEAM will show you their car. F1 designs have always been secret. Peter did NOT say he wanted to sell the team. Listen to his interview I mentioned. They HAVE crash tested pieces of the car. Other teams say they have crash tested pieces, and you take tehir word for it. It's like you expect them to film something and physically show you crash testing it. Why would they. No other team does this? It's like everyone expects them to be completely open about everything. This is F1!

Jason Carter - Unregistered

November 17, 2009 8:31 PM

Is the F1 media really hoping so much that thet USF1 team will fail that they have resorted to posting cartoons from You Tube as sources for their stories? Listen to Peters interview on Formula1blog.com from last week about how their progress is going. USf1 is going to be on the grid people. They don't have to show you every single thing they are doing. No F1 team does that. Apart from Glock getting signed, and Lotus stealing Force Indias design, the other teams haven't showed much proof they are any further along than USF1 is.



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