USF1 co-founder Ken Anderson has explained that, while it awaits a final decision from the FIA as to the future of the team, his team has made the choice to stop working on its 2010 car.

Did work ever actually begin on the car???

The team, which has been miles behind development for this season, has asked the FIA if it can miss the 2010 season and defer its entry until 2011.

The team is believed to have offered a substantial seven-figure bribe sum to the FIA as compensation for abandoning the season. The FIA is yet to announce whether it will accept such a surety and grant the deferral request.

"We have applied to the FIA to hold our entry until 2011," he explained to AUTOSPORT. "It was supposed to be confidential, so I could not really comment on it. It seems to have leaked out though.”

Who’d have thought! Those outside the team seem to have had a better understanding than the head honchos of the team!

"We are waiting for a reply from the FIA and are working with them. In the meantime, there is nothing for the employees to do, so we have told them to stop working on the current car until we have a decision."

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.