USF1 Team Principal Windsor has denied reports that his team won’t be ready for 2010, following claims that the team has yet to start crash testing and could be up for sale.

"The report seemed to come out of Switzerland/Germany, the land of BMW Sauber," Windsor told GPWeek, clearly referring to the fact that the Hinwil-based team has not yet been granted entry into next year’s championship.

Windsor said "several" components for the 2010 car have been "successfully" crash-tested, and that more tests will take place this and next month.

He denied (as was reported) having recently voted in favour of having the ability to sell USF1’s entry, and also shed doubt on the context of quotes attributed to Ross Brawn, where the Brackley-based team’s boss seemed to question whether USF1 will be ready to debut next March.

"Back in the real world, we’re re-furbishing some trucks we’ve just bought from Brawn," said Windsor. "As for USF1 Team, I can only repeat what Ken (Anderson) and I have been saying ever since we signed the Concorde Agreement: our slot is not for sale under any circumstances and we will be racing, and giving it 100%, from Bahrain onwards."

No doubt this will do nothing to end the speculation!

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Richard Bailey

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