Tag Archive: Ken Anderson

Jul 25

USF1 chiefs lied and damaged F1 in America – Dennis

“More damage to F1″ than any of their predecessors

2010-07-11 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Ron Dennis - Lewis Hamilton - Jenson Button 2Bosses of the failed USF1 project lied and did great damage to formula one’s potential to break into the crucial American market. That was the verdict of McLaren chief Ron Dennis on Saturday during his visit to the NASCAR event at Indianapolis. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

USF1 forfeits entry fee, barred from F1

Defunct USF1 has been fined EUR 309,000 and barred from ever competing in formula one.

US F1 TeamThe American outfit, headed by principals Ken Anderson and journalist Peter Windsor, was granted an entry for the 2010 season but failed to appear. Read the rest of this entry »

May 28

Cosworth terminates USF1 contract

USF1’s decision has meant that Cosworth has no choice but to terminate.

Cosworth has today terminated its Formula One Engine Supply Agreement with USF1 following the team’s decision to liquidate its assets as notified by its announcement to creditors dated 19 May 2010.   Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

Andretti to get involved with new Lotus team

Mario Andretti on Saturday said he will get involved with the new Malaysian backed formula one team Lotus.

1981_22MarioAndrettiAlfaRomeo2The Italian-American, in Bahrain for Saturday’s on-track display of F1’s 60 year history, won the world championship at the wheel of the famous black Lotus 79 in 1978. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

USF1 denies signing Lopez’s teammate

“On the equipment side we have everything that you need” -Anderson.

USF1The failed American team USF1 has denied it had two drivers under contract to contest the 2010 season. The plight of the Argentine government-backed Jose Maria Lopez, and his subsequent extrication from the contract, is well known. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 03

USF1 dead, FIA ponders green light for Stefan – Ecclestone

“It would be great” if Jacques Villeneuve gets the green light.

USF12009-12-31USF1’s dream is definitely over, after the FIA reportedly decided to reject the American team’s request to freeze its official entry until 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 03

New team ‘chaos’ as F1 awaits final entry list

It is not clear whether there will be twelve or thirteen teams on the grid.

Christian Horner has added his voice to the behind-the-scenes drama as the F1 world awaits the composition of the final entry list for 2010. With less than 10 days until Friday practice begins in Bahrain, it is not clear whether there will be twelve or thirteen teams on the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

Lopez exits USF1 contract, eyes Friday role with Campos

Jose Maria Lopez has set his sights on becoming reserve driver in 2010 at the new team currently known as Campos.

USF1Victor Rosso, who is part of the Argentinean driver’s entourage, told Cadena 3 Cordoba radio that manager Felipe McGough has been working on extracting the 26-year-old from his contract with the failing USF1 team. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

Ferrari launches bitter attack on new teams

Ferrari has launched another bitter attack on formula one’s four new teams.

2010-01-28 - Ferrari 2010 launch 03The famous Italian is critical of former FIA president Max Mosley’s low-cost vision of the sport, earlier mischievously suggesting the arrival of unknown names had earned the sport the new moniker ‘Formula GP3′. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 22

News about Lopez’s F1 future expected Monday

Lopez and his advisers are currently in England awaiting developments.

More could be known on Monday about Jose Maria Lopez’s uncertain future in formula one, according to Spanish-language media reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 18

End of the line for American team USF1

“A couple (of) sponsors have let us down a little bit, but we’re on track”.

According to increasingly widespread reports, sources and rumours, the American entrant USF1 is nearing the end of the line. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Argentine signs conditional USF1 race deal

$8m sponsorship package

Jose Maria LopezArgentine driver Jose Maria Lopez has reportedly signed to race with the USF1 team in 2010. The 26-year-old former GP2 driver, who has recently been racing in his country’s touring car championship, must complete a $8m sponsorship package but has signed documentation at the team’s Charlotte base, the Corsa publication said. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Villeneuve, De la Rosa, Summerton linked to USF1

“There is nothing settled, but I like the direction things have taken.” -Villeneuve

2009-08-29_0132Team principal Ken Anderson has named Pedro de la Rosa as a possible driver for the new American team USF1 in 2010. De la Rosa, McLaren’s long time Spanish test driver, has also been linked in recent times with Force India and Campos. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Hopes high for USF1 and US Grand Prix, insists FIA

After revealing that F1 2010 newcomer USF1 has lodged its entry fee for its debut

FIA Senate President Nick Craw admits that there are high hopes both for the under-fire North Carolina-based outfit and the future of the currently absent US Grand Prix USF1 has lodged its entry fee with the FIA for the 2010 F1 World Championship, it has been confirmed – as the prospects for a return of the US Grand Prix to the calendar in the not-too distant future seemed to take a step forward. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

USF1 lodges $440,000 F1 entry fee

They sent their entry fee in about 10 days ago

USF1The president of the FIA Senate has revealed that USF1, the new American formula one team for 2010, has lodged its entry fee to contest next year’s world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

USF1 hits back at latest reports

Windsor said “several” components for the 2010 car have been “successfully” crash-tested

Peter Windsor has hit back at and firmly denied reports that USF1 will certainly not be ready for the 2010 season because it is not yet crash-testing parts for its car. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Jonathan Summerton expects USF1 seat in 2010

“I think my chances are very good”

A young American driver has revealed he has a “very good” chance of making his formula one debut with the new USF1 team next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

FIA happy with USF1’s progress

“We are well under way to construction of a unique US-designed formula one race car.”

An official of F1’s governing FIA on Thursday said he was “impressed” this week after visiting the headquarters of the new American team USF1. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

USF1 says Charlotte headquarters ‘complete’

“Our world headquarters is now complete and fully functional”

USF1 TeamThe new American team USF1 has moved to dispel persistent doubts about its chances of making its grand prix debut as scheduled next March. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

F2000 Championship: Series endorsed by new USF1 team

 On the heels of another successful season

The new USF1 Team has selected the F2000 Championship Series as one of its official feeder series. With a list of graduates that is more of a “who’s who” in motorsports, the F2000 Championship Series continues to be a leader among the development series. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

US F1 cars likely to be blue – Anderson

“British cars were green, German cars were silver, Italian cars were red and American cars were blue”

The cars of the new American formula one team are likely to be painted predominantly blue, according to US F1 principal Ken Anderson.

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Aug 20

US F1 confirms YouTube’s Hurley as ‘primary investor’

Hurley will provide visionary guidance and corporate strategy expertise

The new US F1 formula one team has confirmed that Chad Hurley, co-founder and CEO of YouTube, has signed up on a multi-year arrangement as its “primary investor”. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 07

2010 team US F1 turns down pay-driver offers

US F1’s aim to give both cockpits to young American hopefuls

US F1 has turned down the opportunity to sign lucrative deals with pay-drivers for its formula one championship debut next year. “We’ve been offered well over three quarters of our racing budget by two drivers already, neither of whom have raced in formula one but both have won races in GP2,” said the American team’s co-principal Peter Windsor.

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Jun 15

New US team to select drivers ‘soon’

There are some very good American drivers out there

Having secured a spot on the 2010 grid, new formula one entrant Team US F1 expects to select drivers for the North Carolina-based outfit “pretty soon”. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

First USF1 car could be running in ’09

Design by computer

A principal of the prospective American F1 team entry has revealed that the first test car could be up and running as early as November. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Another American team eyeing F1 – Ecclestone

Penske or Andretti Green

Penske Racing A second American team is hoping to field a budget capped formula one team next year, Bernie Ecclestone has revealed.

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Feb 26

Andretti backs grandson for USF1 berth

Marco would be an ideal choice for the new USF1 team

American open-wheel legend Mario Andretti has revealed that he feels grandson Marco would be an ideal choice for the new USF1 team as it begins to piece together its planned programme for the 2010 Formula One season. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 16

US team eyes Danica Patrick for F1 seat

For 2010 USF1

Ken Anderson, one of the principals behind the prospective F1 team USF1, has confirmed interest in signing Danica Patrick.

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Feb 09

Ken Anderson confirms USF1 team

“90 percent of the technology that exists in F1 comes from the US anyway”

One of the figures reportedly central to a prospective US based formula one team has confirmed the intention of ‘USF1′ to contest the 2010 world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

New American F1 team under wraps

The team will have the slogan ‘made in america’

A new formula one team is under wraps in America and set to be launched officially later this month, it is reported on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

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