USF1 co-founder Peter Windsor has hailed what his team has achieved as they bid to be on the grid for the start of the F1 2010 campaign.

Whilst there has been speculation in recent days that squad will not be ready for the beginning of the season in Bahrain in just over two months' time and that it has petitioned the FIA, the sport's governing body to be able to miss the opening four races and instead come in for the start of the European season in Spain, Windsor remains adamant that things are on schedule [see separate story - click here].

Indeed Windsor told BBC Sport Online that the squad is 'well advanced' with its preparations.

"Given when we started up - in August - it is unbelievable what we have achieved," Windsor commented. "Just to be where we are with the building is incredible but to be as far advanced as we are with the car and the rest of our business plan is fantastic.

"We're not doing this to support F1 but I think F1 will be very happy when they see what we can bring to the sport."

The squad, which confirmed last week that it will test its car for the very first time at the Barber Motorsport Park in Alabama early next month, has yet to confirm any of its drivers for 2010.

Indeed while former Renault F1 test driver Jose Maria Lopez and ex-Honda and Super Aguri man, James Rossiter have both been linked to the Charlotte-based team nothing has been confirmed as yet. Windsor recently said that USF1 are 'very close' to announcing their driver line-up.