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More News From USF1

by F1Fan on January 12, 2010

Just finished checking USF1’s site and a lot more information is now up, including the announcement about John Anderson joining US F1 as Team manager and the first video in a series of Interviews with US F1 team members by Speed Channel’s Bob Varsha.

John Anderson, a long time friend of Ken Anderson US F1 Team Principal brings with him a whole boat load of motor-sport experience. Starting off in Can-Am in California shortly after moving to the US from Sidney Australia, Anderson moved to open wheel, working for a veritable “who’s who” of American racers and teams as a mechanic, team manager and race strategist. He’s worked for Bill Alsup, Gerry Forsyth, Barry Green, Dan Gurney, Mike Curb, Rick Galles, A.J. Foyt Jr., Kenny Bernstein, Bruce McCaw and more, racking up two open-wheel championships and two Indy 500 wins, among many other successes.

Most recently, Anderson was the team manager for Gil de Ferran’s American Le Mans Series (ALMS) organization a role that he has held with multiple organizations over the years since the early 1980’s. Commenting on his appointment Anderson said:

“The parallels with the ALMS car and an F1 car, with their complexity and performance envelope, are very similar, an F1 car is of course the pinnacle of construction and technology, and to be involved is a high point of my career.”

“Now to be able to have the opportunity to work with America’s Formula One team, especially with my longtime friend Ken Anderson, is an unbelievable opportunity. Ken’s mindset of US F1 – to have an open mind, be flexible and explore best practices, is why I’m here and I want to be a part of this.”

Announcing the appointment of the new Team Manager, Ken Anderson commented:

“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,” said Anderson. “He is simply the best at what he does and knows what it takes to be successful in motor-sports.”

Seems like definitely a smart move on US F1’s part.

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