The deadlock of American manufacturers entering F1 – having enjoyed a glut in the ‘60s and ‘70s with Eagle, Penske and, erm, Scarab – looked to have been broken sooner amid F1’s new-team tender process.
Sensing an opportunity to increase F1’s exposure in America, the FIA admitted the US F1 team to the 2010 grid in its overtures to hand the Star-Spangled Banner its first exposure on the constructors’ list for nearly quarter of a decade.
Set up by engineer Ken Anderson, a veteran of IndyCar – heading up the design of the G-Force car that took to the IRL’s cast of oval circuits – and ex-Williams team manager Peter Windsor, the US F1 project made its home in Charlotte, North Carolina, from facilities formerly owned by the Joe Gibbs Racing NASCAR team.
Additional footage credits: USF1Team
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