US F1 Loses Key Member

Although the members of the US Grand Prix Engineering organization have tried to send several positive reports towards the Europe-based Formula One series regarding their future participation in the 2010 Formula One Championship, the truth seems to lie elsewhere.

A few weeks ago, one of the team owners admitted that one sponsor is having a hard time coming up with the money for the 2010 season. While following rumors have indicated that the aforementioned sponsor was in fact YouTube, it has now emerged that a key member of the US F1 staff has decided to quit his position at Charlotte because of the failed deal with Chad Hurley's company.

We're talking about Brian Bonner, the team's head of business development, who is also the co-director of the B4 Marketing company in parallel. Although some rumors link the 50-year old with a future position with either Campos Grand Prix or Stefan GP, nothing has been discovered to back those allegations.

In addition to Bonner leaving the team, it has now surfaced in the media that more and more members of the Charlotte-based organization are waiting impatiently for their salaries to be paid. Of course, these are also rumors, as no insider of the US F1 team has provided the media with any additional information on the matter.

Under the circumstances, it's getting harder and harder for the US team to survive in their effort to become the first American team to debut in Formula One, despite the fact that they've already signed a race driver for the next season (Argentine racer Jose Maria Lopez).
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