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USF1 teams with Advanced Composites.

Advanced Composites Group to provide vital key in race to Bahrain.

The nascent Team USF1 operation has inked a deal that will bring added expertise to the construction of its first-ever Formula One machine in time for the 2010 season.

The Advanced Composites Group, a seasoned F1 supplier, revealed the long-term agreement with the US-centric team, as the Ken Anderson/Peter Windsor-led equipe races against time to make the grid in Bahrain next March.

"USF1 is pleased to announce ACG as a technical partner in the design and construction of our 2010 car," Anderson commented, "The team faces a tremendous challenge to design and produce the first American-based F1 car in more than 40 years, and ACG's composites expertise will be critical for us to meet our goals and expectations in 2010 and beyond."

ACG's heritage in the category extends back many years and has established it at the forefront of the motorsport industry.

“There is an exciting time of change in F1 racing and this has created the opportunity for new teams to enter the grid," president Adrian Potts pointed out, "USF1 is the sole American entry, and we are proud to support them from our Tulsa facility.

"I'm confident that the new team has signed up with the very best support and service in the industry, and we will demonstrate that their confidence in us is well placed.”

USF1 is now the only team without at least one confirmed driver for the 2010 season, following fellow newcomers Lotus and Virgin having unveiled their complete line-ups in the past week. Several drivers have been linked to the American outfit, which was determined to field one of its own in 2010, but none has so far agreed terms. Atlantic Championship runner-up Jonathan Summerton looks likely to head to Europe but on a lower rung of the ladder, leaving USF1 facing the possibility of running non-Americans in its debut season. Former Renault development scheme driver Jose Maria Lopez has emerged as the most likely contender, while 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve continues to be mentioned as an outside possibility.

Tagged as: 2010 , USF1 , advanced composites

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Rodrik van Baker - Unregistered

December 18, 2009 5:05 PM

Will anyone in the USF1 pigpile eat their hat, come the 2010 season? It's a convenient little snide, cynical, English tabloid condescension for now, but what does any punter reading this site every day really know about ... (1) what it takes to get 2 cars to the grid 90 days from now, OR (2) of that total, how much / how little USF1 has done already? I'll tell you how much you, me, the press know: zero. Also, has anyone considered the possibility that a team can be working with one "tech partner" prior to announcing an agreement with another? So everyone go back to making youtube cartoons and circle-jerking about Jenson Button. You're talking rubbish.

Taz - Unregistered

December 19, 2009 12:44 PM

@Commodore S I reckon their car is as about as advanced as their website. Peter Windsor is a joke, his statements and soundbites for the last 6 months winter have been frankly laughably. Why are Stefan GP bothering purchasing the IP of the 2010 toyota and claim to be running a chassis, any chance the FIA doesn't expect USF1 to make the grid ? Personally I hold Peter Windsor in the same regard as Nick Fry....nuff said :)

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