US F1 Sign John Anderson as New Team Manager

US F1 announced the signing of... hold on, it's not a racer we're discussing here, but a job of team managing for their F1 operations... John Anderson. The former American Le Mans Series manager (for Gil de Ferran) will guide the team's first steps in Formula One next season, as his 30-year experience in North American motor racing convinced co-owners Ken Anderson and Peter Windsor that he's the man for the job.

Windsor did announce, mid-way through the 2009 season, that US F1 will employ only American talent for their F1 debut, and apparently that's the strategy adopted by the team for the 2010 campaign. Although with no experience in F1 whatsoever, Anderson's CV does include jobs with several racers inside the Indy Car Series (US counterpart for F1).

“I've known John and been close with him for nearly 20 years - to be able to hire someone as experienced, as organized and as successful as he is will only enhance our team as we move forward. He is simply the best at what he does and knows what it takes to be successful in motorsports,” said Ken Anderson in a statement for the press.

I came to the U.S. for what I thought was a few years and I've never left, and I've had some good runs. Now to be able to have the opportunity to work with America's Formula 1 team, especially with my long-time friend Ken Anderson, is an unbelievable opportunity,” added John Anderson.

In the meantime, there is still no word on US F1's official drivers' lineup for the 2010 season. It's not a secret to anyone that the Charlotte-based team will try to employ at least one American driver for the 2010 season, but recent reports have suggested that the racer most likely to grab one of the vacant seats is Argentine touring car driver Jose Maria Lopez.

Another name rumored to be on Peter Windsor's list of desired drivers is of British racer's James Rossiter. Either way, as suggested by Windsor in a recent interview with Formula One's official site, the team's lineup will likely include rookies only.
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