USF1 To Run New Car In America
The USF1 team are set to run their first ever Formula One car at the Barber Motorsport Park in Alabama next month.
They are the only team based outside of Europe, and have been given special dispensation to test outside of the continent before the team travel to the main test circuits of Valencia and Jerez later in the month to join the rest of the pack and see how the machine from North America compares to its counterparts.
Peter Windsor, boss of USF1 is happy with progress and admitted the drivers are on the verge of being announced.
“Because we are a new team and start everything from zero the first time we will run the car will be in the United States at the Barber Motorsport Park in Alabama, the circuit that was nominated by the FIA for us,” sporting director Peter Windsor told the official Formula 1 website.
“We’ve got the dispensation from the FIA, which is fantastic, because we are not based in Europe. We are the only team that does have a test circuit outside Europe, so it is totally logical for us that we run the car the first time in the US at the beginning of February.”
“We are very close to announcing our drivers,” he said. “We’ve been talking to some great racing drivers over the last couple of months – and it is very difficult choosing from the good drivers that are around.”