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2010 F1 teams list sees Virgin replace Manor – and no Sauber or Toyota 30th November 2009, 22:24

The official 2010 F1 teams list published today by the FIA has confirmed long-standing rumours the new Manor entry will be branded by former Brawn sponsors Virgin. The FIA has also noted the absence of an entry from Toyota and has not yet substituted it with another team – including new BMW owners Sauber.

Jose Maria Lopez: out of single-seaters for three years but set for USF1 drive 22nd November 2009, 10:30

Anyone who saw Lewis Hamilton win the 2006 GP2 championship may remember Jose Maria Lopez, who finished tenth in the championship that year. Despite not having raced single-seater cars since then, Lopez is now a front runner for a drive at the new USF1 team, whose headquarters he visited on Friday. He has almost all […]

How many F1 teams will race in 2010? 16th September 2009, 10:00

Following yesterday’s developments it now looks like there could be as many as 14 teams racing in F1 in 2010. It would be fabulous to see 28-car Formula 1 grids, but is it really likely? I’m not sure.

YouTube CEO Chad Hurley joins USF1 19th August 2009, 22:00

Chad Hurley, the co-founder and present CEO of YouTube, has joined USF1, following rumours that emerged two weeks ago linking him to the team. Hurley said: Getting in on the ground floor of a project of this size and scope is a tremendous opportunity, and I look forward to helping shape the USF1 vision and […]

YouTube and Best Buy to sponsor USF1? 7th August 2009, 7:47

YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley is one of the investors behind America’s new F1 team for 2010, USF1. Hurley co-founded YouTube with Steve Chen and Jawed Karim in 2005 and the trio made $1.65bn when they sold the site to Google in November 2006. Another American company, Best Buy, is looking to get involved in the […]