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USF1 announcement on February 24?

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12/02/2009

Peter Windsor, the former F1 team manager turned commentator and journalist, has been talking about the USF1 project with which he is being linked.

Talking to Speed.tv, the Englishman shed a little more light on the project that has everyone talking.

"Ken Anderson and I have been looking at the possibility of designing and building an F1 car in the USA for the past four years" he admitted. "So I guess the real surprise is that we were able to keep it quiet for so long. The news broke this week but the real announcement is going to be potentially on Feb 24.

"Since the leak, the response has been overwhelming," he continued, "and we're speaking of millions of fans here, plus people in the industry and the media. Of course there will be the usual cynics but right now it feels as though we've got maybe ten people against us and 10 million for us."

The announcement comes at a time when North America is missing from the F1 calendar for the first time since 1958 and Honda is seeking a buyer for its team having opted to withdraw from the sport as a result of the global economic crisis.

"Of course it's not easy raising money in the recession" Windsor admitted. "Having said that, the recession is all about adapting to changing times and re-setting the boundaries. That is what we are going to with USF1, and that is what the FIA are doing with the F1 rules. We know that we're primarily in the entertainment business and so every aspect of USF1 will reflect that."

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