There have been many unsuccessful participants in F1 history - from AFM to AGS, Maki to MasterCard Lola and FIRST Racing to Fondmetal - but does the shambolic USF1 effort top them all..? 
Ex-F1 star JJ Lehto is to be interviewed by Finnish police once he leaves hospital following the boat accident in which he was involved last week that tragically claimed the life of a friend. 
Michael Schumacher's former F1 team-mate JJ Lehto is understood to have been injured in a boating accident in his native Finland in which a friend tragically died. 
Should F1 governing body the FIA reject its request to be allowed to defer its world championship entry until 2011, USF1 will be 'done', team principal Ken Anderson candidly admits. 
Force India drivers Giancarlo Fisichella and Adrian Sutil would more than welcome both USF1 and Danica Patrick into F1, arguing they would do the sport nothing but good.
USF1 co-founders Ken Anderson and Peter Windsor explain the rationale behind their bold new undertaking - and why being based the other side of the water is no disadvantage at all. 
Ken Anderson confirms that IndyCar favourite Danica Patrick would be welcome to try out with USF1. 
Rumours both sides of the Pond suggest a US-based F1 team could hit the grid in 2010 - fronted by ex-Williams team manager Peter Windsor and famed IndyCar designer Ken Anderson... 
The Lotus name has been the subject of numerous stories relating to its return to the top flight and, despite several false alarms, is now being linked to a possible takeover of the Prost team.