The FIA has banned US F1 from participating in any of its competitions after it failed to appear at the first round of the season in Bahrain. US F1 were also handed a fine of ?óÔÇÜ?¼309,000 (?é?ú254,000), which is the same as the entry fee they paid to join the world championship, and ordered to … Continue reading FIA bans US F1 from competing
The official 2010 F1 entry list has been published by the FIA. The US F1 team has been dropped from the list and Stefan GP do not appear in their place meaning there will only be 24 cars at the first race in Bahrain. A statement said: Having considered the various options, the FIA confirms … Continue reading US F1 officially out and no place for Stefan GP as 2010 entry list confirmed
The US F1 dream finally appears to be over. Now the post-mortem will begin on why a team we’ve known about for more than a year failed to make the grid for 2010. Should they have been given a place on the grid to begin with? And if not, is there something wrong with the … Continue reading A flawed way of choosing F1 teams
US F1 has closed its factory less than two weeks before it was supposed to begin competing in Formula 1. According to Autosport the remaining staff have been laid off. I have been trying to contact the team for several days without success. There has not yet been an official announcement from the team. It … Continue reading US F1 closes down
US F1 appear to be on the verge of giving up on their plans to compete in the 2010 F1 season. Reports in the Argentinean media claim Peter Windsor told Jose Maria Lopez the team will not race in F1 this year. There has been little news from the team for several weeks. It planned … Continue reading US F1 set to abandon F1 bid
US F1 has refuted rumours it is selling its F1 base in the USA. The building the team operates from in Charlotte, North Carolina has appeared for sale prompting fresh speculation about the future of the team. A US F1 spokesperson explained the team are tenants in the property and the owners have put the … Continue reading US F1 keeping Charlotte base
US F1 have confirmed their first driver for 2010 and it isn’t a rising American star or an experienced F1 hand – it’s 26-year-old Jose Maria Lopez, who last drove a single-seater in 2006. Lopez – often referred to by his nickname ‘Pechito’ – has won various domestic championships in his native Argentina since then. … Continue reading Jose Maria Lopez confirmed at US F1, Peter Windsor insists he’s good enough
Reuters reports that Jose Marie Lopez will be confirmed as the first of US F1’s two drivers on Monday. The US F1 team confirmed via its Facebook page that a major announcement is planned for next week. As mentioned here earlier, Lopez hasn’t raced a single seater car since 2006. Lopez was dropped by Renault’s … Continue reading Lopez-US F1 announcement on Monday
Barber Motorsports Park has confirmed USF1’s test session at the track will not be open to the public. A circuit spokesperson said other details of the test have not been decided yet: In regards to the USF1 test, we are still in negotiations at this point. If the test does come to Barber Motorsports Park, … Continue reading USF1 Barber test closed to public
While some people have raised doubts over whether USF1 will come good on their goal to make it to the F1 grid in 2010, the team haven’t fallen short on their promise to make greater use of social media to show fans what’s going on at their base. A new series of videos posted on … Continue reading Behind the scenes at USF1 (Video parts 1&2)
There’s been some speculation about how far along USF1 are with their F1 project. A new video released by the team today showing their car’s nose structure undergoing crash testing may help address those concerns. The team revealed the crash test took place last week, but it’s likely most of the existing teams had crash-tested … Continue reading USF1 car undergoes crash test (Video)
USF1 has confirmed its 2010 F1 preparations will begin at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama. Peter Windsor told the official F1 website: We?óÔé¼Ôäóve got the dispensation from the FIA, which is fantastic, because we are not based in Europe. We are the only team that does have a test circuit outside Europe, so it is … Continue reading USF1 to test F1 car in America
USF1 sporting director Peter Windsor has voiced his objection to F1’s factory shut-down which will take place for the second time this year. Writing on the USF1 website he said: There was an F1 team meeting vote in the early fall about whether the 2009 F1 August shut-down had been a “success”. I was impressed … Continue reading Windsor: America “more industrious”
YouTube CEO Chad Hurley joined USF1 back in August but until now we’ve not seen much in the way of what that means for the team. There was talk of how USF1 would open up to fans in new ways using technologies like YouTube. That took a step closer to reality today as the team … Continue reading USF1 starts YouTube channel
The official 2010 F1 teams list published today by the FIA has confirmed long-standing rumours the new Manor entry will be branded by former Brawn sponsors Virgin. The FIA has also noted the absence of an entry from Toyota and has not yet substituted it with another team – including new BMW owners Sauber.
Anyone who saw Lewis Hamilton win the 2006 GP2 championship may remember Jose Maria Lopez, who finished tenth in the championship that year. Despite not having raced single-seater cars since then, Lopez is now a front runner for a drive at the new USF1 team, whose headquarters he visited on Friday. He has almost all … Continue reading Jose Maria Lopez: out of single-seaters for three years but set for USF1 drive
New president of the FIA Senate Nick Craw has addressed rumours about whether America’s new F1 team USF1 will make the grid in 2010. In a video interview with Speed TV Craw told the channel he had inspected the team’s facilities twice and they had recently paid their $440,000 (?é?ú265,000) entry fee. He was also … Continue reading Nick Craw on USF1 and US Grand Prix (Video)
Following yesterday’s developments it now looks like there could be as many as 14 teams racing in F1 in 2010. It would be fabulous to see 28-car Formula 1 grids, but is it really likely? I’m not sure.
The F1 driver market for 2010 is a much more unpredictable one than we’ve had recently – or maybe it just seems that way because so many drivers stayed in the same teams this year as last. There are big names looking for new berths – Robert Kubica and Kimi Raikkonen – and top teams … Continue reading 2010 F1 drivers – who goes where?
Chad Hurley, the co-founder and present CEO of YouTube, has joined USF1, following rumours that emerged two weeks ago linking him to the team. Hurley said: Getting in on the ground floor of a project of this size and scope is a tremendous opportunity, and I look forward to helping shape the USF1 vision and … Continue reading YouTube CEO Chad Hurley joins USF1