A key member of the new American applicant USF1 is held to have gone the team. Brian Bonner, the team’s head of business growth, is no longer working with USF1, amid rumors the YouTube founder and CEO Chad Hurley has ceased his backing of the Charlotte based operation.
Brian Bonner, 50, is a former Indy car driver, and now co-director of the B4 Marketing Company. Another rumour is that Hurley could be interested in joining forces with Campos, the other embattled new F1 team, with the hopeful Serbian outfit Stefan GP also possibly involved.
On the same time, there are rumours that some other USF1 team members are rising annoyed at delays in being paid.Meanwhile, it is true that USF1’s Charlotte headquarters is for sale, but the team is in fact a sitting tenant, with a lease through 2014.