Today is the 22nd July 2009 and this is F1Minute.
There is more information coming out about the new USF1 team and their plans to be ready for next year. We’ll gloss over the rumours that Jacques Villeneuve might return to drive for them, and instead turn our attention to the car. Team principal Ken Anderson has been discussing how far along the process they are, and says: "We were only approved a few weeks ago and it wasn't prudent to order $5 million of machines until we were there. We have about 20 staff at the moment, but we have got 20 or 30 starting in August. The thing is we need people to run machines, and there was no point having them until the machines are there." He believes they will have their first car ready by the end of October.
Elsewhere, if you fancy going to have a look at the Renault factory and are free on the 12th August, then the team are opening up their doors for a tour. Tickets are first come, first serve, so head to the-mia.com for more information.
That’s all for now, I’ll be back tomorrow for another F1Minute.
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