USF1, a prospective new formula one entrant to be based in America, looks set to launch its foray on February 24, according to one of the figures central to the project.

USF1, a prospective new formula one entrant to be based in America, looks set to launch its foray on February 24, according to one of the figures central to the project.

Peter Windsor, a former team manager and now journalist, said he was surprised his and Ken Anderson's plans were kept under wraps for several years.

The Briton, the pitlane reporter for F1's US television coverage on Speed, told the channel's website speedtv.com that "the real announcement" about USF1's plans could be made on February 24.

Windsor explained that since the rumours broke, the response has been overwhelmingly positive.

"Of course it's not easy raising money in the recession," he 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," said Windsor.

 

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