Team USF1 Make Official Bid for 2010 Entry List

As announced by team owners Ken Anderson and Peter Windsor, Team USF1 – and not US Grand Prix Engineering, as it was reported by media worldwide earlier this year – have confirmed their bid for an F1 spot in 2010.

The North American team has been one of the first to submit their application for a 2010 entry, earlier this morning. The deadline imposed by the FIA to 2010 entry list applications officially started as of 00.00 A.M last night and will end on May 29.

According to the New York Times, the two owners totally back Max Mosley's decision to implement a 40M budget cap in the series as of next season, and therefore proceeded in filing for an entry.

‘Made in America’ is the essence of the USF1 mission. From the design and construction of the race car to cultivating the next generation of American drivers with an eye toward returning the ‘Stars & Stripes’ to the F1 podium, USF1 is committed to adding American spirit to the culture of F1,” said a statement from the new team.

Windsor already announced what his team's first goals will be during the 2010 season. Apart from trying to become competitive inside the sport, Windsor wants to bring those two words “Formula One” back on the lips of millions of US racing fans.

If Formula One’s not popular in America, it’s not because it’s not a good sport or it’s not a cool thing. It’s unpopular because Formula One has never sold itself to the American public particularly well. I’m not saying we’re going to change that overnight, because it doesn’t help not having a race, and it doesn’t help with the time difference in America to most of the European races. But I think there are a lot of F1 fans in America,” said Windsor.

Team USF1 will be based in North America, as Windsor argued it's “a very easy place to hire people, and the technology is superb there. And the cost is 50 percent that of high-priced, E.U., Formula One-saturated Europe.”

Campos Racing have also confirmed bid for an F1 entry in 2010, earlier today.
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