USF1 Signs Robby Gordon
Robby Gordon will leave NASCAR for the new USF1 team for the 2010 Formula One season.
USF1 co-founder Peter Windsor said: "The opportunity to sign a veteran talent like Robby Gordon was too good to miss."
The move will leave a open seat in Robby Gordon Motorsports Jim Beam Toyota. Gordon assured the team will operate as usual and he already has a "very short list" of drivers in mind to fill the seat for the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.
Gordon, a 2-time winner in the CART series and no stranger to open-wheel competition said: "This is a great opportunity for me and I'm really looking forward to the first time I will be able to drive a Formula One car. To join USF1 is an amazing challenge and experience which I plan to fully enjoy. However, my short-term aim is to concentrate 100% on winning the 2010 world championship."
Gordon's move to Formula 1 comes as a huge surprise. As the only owner/driver in NASCAR's premier series, Gordon is accustom to being challenged: "I've won in every series I've driven in. A Formula One win would be a nice addition to the trophy case."
About Robby Gordon Motorsports
Based in Huntersville, N.C., and owned by Gordon, will enter its fifth season of competition in 2009 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and will continue to operate successful racing programs in the SCORE International Off-Road desert series, The Dakar Series and the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
Based in Charlotte, N.C., USF1 was founded by F1 veterans Ken Anderson, former technical director at the Ligier and Onyx teams and open-wheel racecar designer, and Peter Windsor, former Williams team manager-turned-pit lane reporter for Speed TV's coverage of F1 racing.