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Anderson Confirms USF1 “Are Still Alive” As They Seek To Miss Races

Ken Anderson, the boss of theUSF1 team has confirmed to an American newspaper that the team is still alive, if struggling slightly as they strive to miss some of the early races of the season.

Anderson was hitting back at writers and bloggers who said the team had gone out of business, an article on this website, The F1Fanatics Blog, caused a storm with rumours of their factory being for sale.

“We’re working with the FIA to clarify how many races we can miss,” Anderson told the newspaper.

The new concorde agreement allows a team to miss 3 races in a season, however the FIA released evidence to the contrary making it an infringement to miss races so USF1 are looking for clarification – that clarification from Jean Todt will either make them good to go or put them out of business.

“I guess anything’s possible,” he said. “But what would be the point of that? Why would they give us a franchise and just, the first time there’s a bump in the road, yank it and put it out of business? That’s definitely not the message that I’m getting from them. They want to help us, not shut us down.”

He said a quick answer from the FIA president would “trigger funding and we’re good to go. If it takes another week or two to make a decision, it keeps backing up.”

He denied that Chad Hurley, a major backer had left the team.


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