Lopez-US F1 announcement on Monday

Reuters reports that Jose Marie Lopez will be confirmed as the first of US F1’s two drivers on Monday.

The US F1 team confirmed via its Facebook page that a major announcement is planned for next week.

As mentioned here earlier, Lopez hasn’t raced a single seater car since 2006.

Lopez was dropped by Renault’s driver development programme in 2006. His connection to US F1 has been rumoured for several months, during which time he has probably been putting a sponsorship package in place.

Argentina has a great historical link with F1 thanks to the likes Juan Manuel Fangio and Carlos Reutemann. But there hasn’t been a Argentinian Grand Prix since 1998 and the last Argentinian driver to race in F1 was Gaston Mazzacane, who was dropped by the Prost team early in 2001.

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27 comments on Lopez-US F1 announcement on Monday

  1. JHunt123 said on 24th January 2010, 22:42

    It’s fantastic to finally have a woman driver back in F1 ;)

  2. Being and Argentinian, and seeing how this guy behaves as a race driver, makes me feel he’ll be an amazing surprise on the grid.-

    I’m sure he’ll be up to fight the Hamilton’s and Rosgerg’s (he beat them up before).-

  3. amazing driver! I’ve seen running in GP2. was Renault tester the year that Alonso was crowned champion. In America was a champion in several categories at once.
    gute Wahl!

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