New US team to select drivers ‘soon’
15 June, 2009
Having secured a spot on the 2010 grid, new formula one entrant Team US F1 expects to select drivers for the North Carolina-based outfit “pretty soon”. Co-founder Peter Windsor, a British formula one journalist and the voice at official qualifying and race press conferences, said even though the FIA only confirmed the team’s application last Friday, a shortlist of potential American drivers already exists.
“We already have had the first of our week of evaluation of young Americans, and there are some very good American drivers out there. We will be making a decision about that pretty soon,” the 57-year-old told BBC radio.
In addition to his media work, Windsor has also worked for F1 teams, notably team manager at Williams – when he was in the car when Sir Frank Williams had his road accident in 1986 – and Ferrari as manager of the chassis department.
His team partner Ken Anderson, meanwhile, headed technical departments at Ligier and Onyx, created the advanced Windshear wind tunnel, and designed multiple winning Indycars. Windsor said last Friday: “I have got a lot of time and history in this sport and this is a very big day for me.”