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US F1 still has 2011 hopes

ESPNF1 Staff
March 15, 2010 « Chandhok apologises for unforeseen bump | »

A company that hired two engineers from the failed 2010 entrant US F1 says the team still wants to race in Formula One.

South Carolina-based Composite Resources, who recruited the engineers, said US F1 had "suspended operations but is still hoping to field a car for the 2011 season". It is not clear with what authority the statement was made.

At the weekend, FIA president Jean Todt told a news conference "the non-appearance of USF1 is definitely a disappointment". He continued: "The World Council has asked me to review the situation, so we will see what happens. When I say that it's very disappointing I know that they have tried hard, made a lot of effort.

"As you all know Charlie Whiting went there and saw some facilities, and saw some cars under construction. Unfortunately it was not enough to have two cars at the start of the first grand prix." The FIA has reserved judgment on whether it will impose financial penalties on US F1, although unless the team's aspirations are serious it would seem to be a pointless exercise.

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