Connect with us

Uncategorized

USF1 had really signed TWO drivers, information suggest

Published

on

The continuing saga that is USF1 has in use yet one more turn today (Monday), with the exposure that the financially-beleaguered, repeatedly-maligned American outfit had in real fact signed not just one but indeed two well-heeled drivers for what was due to be its F1 debut in 2010. It is fairly common knowledge that José María López is currently trying desperately to secure a seat at either Campos Meta 1 or else Serbian hopeful Stefan GP – and ostensibly getting little joy from either – after his dream of making his grand prix debut this year with USF1 crumbled when team co-founder Peter Windsor allegedly told the Argentine that the North Carolina-based operation was not going to be able to make the start of the season, and indeed may not make the season at all.

Having asked governing body the FIA to be permitted to miss the opening four grands prix of the imminent movement in order to give it time to get its Cosworth-powered cars ready, it has now emerged that USF1 has requested to be allowed to skip the season altogether and defer its entry until. Either way, the former Renault F1 test driver appears to be out of there, but it now appears that the Windsor and Ken Anderson-led concern already had one driver on its books even before López was announced in late January. According to authoritative American website SPEED TV, prior to the end of last year USF1 had also concluded terms with ex-Honda F1 test driver James Rossiter, who was frequently linked in relation to the team but never officially confirmed. Both men were understood to have agreed to bring $8 million in sponsorship along with them.

Backers, but, are said to have got cold feet over the worrying lack of assurances from team bosses that all was happening on-track and that the requisite funding was in-place – and early last month, Rossiter backed out of the deal, and has since been snapped up by KV Racing Technology to compete alongside Takuma Sato and E.J. Viso in the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series. SPEED TV reports that López’s deal fell apart in similar circumstances just days later. The latest news certainly casts some doubt upon whether the FIA will see fit to grant USF1 its sought deferral, or else simply pull the plug on a team that – having secured some $16 million in sponsorship from its two drivers and still not been able to make the grade – many argue has been deeply-flawed and poorly-managed right from the outset.

http://www.formula1onlive.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss
Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F110 hours ago

Gasly to replace Ricciardo at Red Bull for 2019 F1

French speedy Pierre Gasly will replace the leaving Daniel Ricciardo at Red Bull for 2019 F1 season, the Formula 1...

2018 F111 hours ago

Villeneuve urges Ferrari to retain Raikkonen

It was recently announced that Kimi Raikkonen will be spending another year at Ferrari, however, alongside Sebastian Vettel. It’s a...

2018 F14 days ago

McLaren confirms Sainz to replace Alonso in 2019 F1

McLaren Racing today confirms that Carlos Sainz will race for the team in Formula 1 from the 2019 FIA Formula...

2018 F16 days ago

Alonso will not race F1 in 2019

Marking 14th August as a day he would make an announcement on twitter, Fernando Alonso announced that he won’t be...

2018 F11 week ago

Ricciardo is not happy with Verstappen, It’s a risk – Massa

Felipe Massa says he can understand why Daniel Ricciardo decided to quit Red Bull. Ricciardo, one of F1’s top drivers,...

2018 F11 week ago

Stroll leads Force India rescue deal

Force India has been rescued by a consortium led by Lawrence Stroll, the billionaire father of Williams driver Lance Stroll....

2018 F12 weeks ago

Giovinazzi targeting 2019 Sauber race seat

Antonio Giovinazzi admits he has an eye on a Sauber seat for 2019. Ferrari’s other protege, Charles Leclerc, is linked...

2018 F12 weeks ago

Stroll should leave Williams now – Villeneuve

Jacques Villeneuve thinks Canadian countryman Lance Stroll should leave Williams immediately. Stroll’s billionaire father Lawrence is leading the consortium that...

2018 F12 weeks ago

Alonso could leave F1 for 2019 Indycar – McLaren boss

Zak Brown has admitted it is possible Fernando Alonso will leave McLaren and F1 for the Indycar series in 2019....

2018 F12 weeks ago

World to leave Michael Schumacher ‘in peace’ – Todt

Jean Todt has called for the world to leave F1 legend Michael Schumacher “in peace”. The condition of the seven...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media