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USF1 Fate To Be Decided by FIA President

by F1Fan on March 12, 2010

USF1’s fate will be decided by John Todt current FIA President. This was the decision taken at the World Motor Sport Council Meeting held in Bahrain earlier today.

No indication was given as to what that decision may be, just a rather ambiguous statement issued in a press release after today’s meeting:

“With regard to the USF1 team’s non-participation in the 2010 championship, the World Council mandated the FIA President, in full compliance with the new code of practice for disciplinary matters, to take forward the most appropriate action.”

Followed by a related decision:

“The World Council approved the initiation of a new selection process for a potential 13th entry (and reserve entry) to the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship.”

So it appears that they have left the door open for USF1 to possibly rejoin the grid in 2011, I guess we will have to wait until John Todt makes his final decision known.

In the recent interview with Ken Anderson, Team Principal and CEO of USF1 he claims that the team has investors lined up, but any funding is contingent upon a guaranteed entry into the 2011 Formula One World Championship. Right now the team is pretty much out of money and most of the employees are on unpaid leave, unless a decision is forthcoming shortly, the chances of USF1 continuing to exist appear to be pretty slim.

I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed.

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