• Aug 30th 2010 at 4:32PM
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The World Motor Sport Council is just catching up to USF1's premature disappearance from Formula 1. The WSMC has reportedly banned the American ex-team forever – which we're guessing means the troika of Ken Anderson, Peter Windsor and Chad Hurley – from competing in F1, and fined it $382,000 as well as legal costs.

USF1 has seven days to appeal, but we wonder how much this really means. If the WSMC couldn't ban Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds for cheating in an actual race, it's unclear whether the USF1 ban will stick. And since it's the team that's banned, not the people, we'd be less than shocked if Windsor or Anderson or Hurley showed up somewhere else on the grid in another guise. Thanks for the tip, Chris

[Source: ESPN]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Sad that USF1 didn't come together.
      I understand the fact that the spot could have been taken by another team.
      Why doesn't the entry just INCLUDE the fee to enter the races for the entire year. They would have the $ and the team would have to be serious.
      I have enter enter my races before the day of the race and pay, if I dont show up the $ is gone. .
      Ohh right FIA & F1 and others make more $ fining the racers ...
      • 5 Years Ago
      "Sorry, but we cannot field a team. We're filing for bankruptcy"

      'Well, then you cannot have an entry in F1'

      Brilliant. Sounds like someone just wanted to win an argument. Maybe next they can call up the Hanlons and tell them they cannot make any more Hendersons.
        • 5 Years Ago
        USF1: "Hey buddy can you spare some change?"

        WMSC: "This is a stick up! Give me your wallet."
      • 5 Years Ago

      Haven't we read this before?
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's right, that horse ain't dead enough!
      • 5 Years Ago
      The punishment for being on fire is to be set on fire. Cake or Death? Is Michael Palin involved here somewhere?
      • 5 Years Ago
      isn't this really old news?
      • 5 Years Ago
      If the team is dead, how do you get money from something that is dead. I am going to assume the contracts signed was between USF1 and the FIA, thus if USFI is dead, there is no one to get money from. They might as well have said they are fining them 382 billion dollars. The actions of Peter Windsor and his pals have set back any chance of an American F1 team back at least another decade.

      At this point, I will just be happy if the Texas F1 race actually happens. I would rather see it at Laguna Seca Raceway, but at least Texas give us a race here in the states.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Seems like they are just trying to kick them when down. And doesn't the FIA and not the WMSC control F1? IMO there is a major resistance to a US led or non-Euro backed F1 team.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's where the money is... We'll see a Chinese team before we'll see a US team. Hell, Saudi and Turkey prolly!
        India can pony up a team and the US can't?

        And the reason Austin got the GP over Indy and NY is location. Central America loves F1.
      • 5 Years Ago
      11. Got my membership card yesterday.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If they are broke and what not,.....isn't this all moot.

      And btw,..who is FIA's bill collector?...I can understand them keeping you out if you haven't paid,....but if your team is dissolved....how could they collect a "fine".

      Sounds more like a fee than fine.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I guess via the courts in the suit... but of course, if they have nothing to give, they aren't going to get anything, no matter how high the judgment is.
        • 5 Years Ago
        FIA and the WMSC are a bunch of jackasses that cant even enforce the idiotic rules that they implement. Good luck cashing the check on this "fine".
      • 5 Years Ago
      They were even lying to their employees.
      Rumor has it, they weren't even serious about getting a car on the grid, it was a scam.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Send the bill to Bernie. Wasn't he the one USF1 accused of poisoning the investor pool with his 'supportive' comments?
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