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Look Out Spain – Here comes US F1

by F1Fan on October 31, 2009

Team US F1 announced today that it has selected MotorLand Aragon as its European Base which will house the teams testing, Car Development and logistics headquarters.

Motorland Aragon is located in Alcaniz, in northern Spain situated on an 865-acre motorsports technology park and leisure complex complex consisting of dirt and Karting circuits in addition to the three international standard tracks, and a Hermann Tilke-conceived and designed F1 circuit, the only one of its kind in Europe and the showpiece of the MotorLand project. The 3.32 mile (5.3 Km) F1 circuit was created in collaboration with Formula One star Pedro de la Rosa, and is considered by many as a favorite to secure a Formula One test.

When announcing the teams decision Peter Windsor, Executive Vice President and Sporting Director of Team US F1 commented

“MotorLand Aragon is the ideal motorsports complex for US F1’s European operation,From the excellent location and weather, to the rich racing heritage and diverse track configurations, MotorLand provides America’s first Formula One team in more than 40 years with the perfect facility to manage the 2010 season and train for 2011 and beyond.”

The Team have secured a 20,000 square foot facility at MotorLand, to house departments dealing in everything from testing and racecar development to logistics and communications. MotorLand, which is serving as the alternate race location for the 2010 MotoGP series, will also serve as US F1 Team’s hub and service shop in between Formula One races.

Ken Anderson, US F1 Team Principal, President and CEO echoed Peter Windsor, stating:

“MotorLand is the only facility of its kind in Europe and we’re thrilled to call it our European home. Between the Formula One-inspired, Tilke-designed road course and accompanying circuits, as well as the elaborate amenities of the leisure and cultural area, MotorLand is truly the perfect complex for US F1, from both competitive and business perspectives.”

Slowly but surely US F1 is looking like they will become a real competitor on next years F1 grid despite all the negative rumors that are circulating about the readiness of the team.

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