Team owner Ross Brawn has expressed surprise at the news that USF1, one of four start-up new teams for the 2010 season, has not yet commenced internal crash-testing of components.
The publications Blick and Auto Motor und Sport revealed the news this week, to which Brawn replied: "We have been crash testing for the new car for the past two months, to be ready for the official tests.
"A new team should be doing the same if it wants to be ready for the beginning of the season," the Briton added.
Auto Motor und Sport estimated the chance that the Charlotte-based team will be ready to race in 2010 as "zero". Concerning stuff!
It has been rumoured that one possible outcome for USF1 is the sale of its 2010 entry to another team.
The reports said that at a recent Formula One Teams’ Association meeting, all team bosses with the exception of USF1 sporting director Peter Windsor (above) wanted to forbid teams from selling their official entries.
The plot thickens…