US F1 Car Will Be Called Type 1
And because we hate to keep you waiting, it appears US F1's car will be called the Type 1. Although not disclosing that many information about the car – as we're still in the development stage of the off-season and other teams might pick up on the details – the aforementioned journal did suggest that the car will certainly raise some eyebrows when revealed.
So back to the revealing date, US F1 are still to give us an official date for that, but what we do know is that the launch of the car will happen in the US, on the Barber Motorsport Park in Alabama. The team will not make any of the European testing dates this February, as they have been given permission by the FIA to test their 2010 challenger on American soil.
This way, the team will save plenty of money in the off-season, before shipping their challengers back to Europe for a final few days of testing in Spain. By that date, they'll have probably figured out the names of their future drivers, as US F1 is currently the only organization in Formula One not to have signed a single racer for the 2010 season.
As we have mentioned before in this article, there will be some brand new chassis designations in the 2010 F1 championship, as no less than 4 new teams will make the grid at the season opening round in Bahrain. However, at least 2 of the established F1 teams will also have new names for their cars, namely Ferrari – the car will reportedly be named the 281 – and Mercedes GP – according to German reports, the car will be named Petronas Mercedes RB1.