It’s short, but sweet. Here’s the news from the Cypher Group, the U.S.-based team aiming to go where USF1 couldn’t: onto the Formula 1 grid.
Like I said, right to the point:
13th April 2010
Cypher Group submits letter of interest for 2011 Formula 1 World Championship.
That’s it. Seriously.
Todd covered Cypher earlier, and I don’t think too much has changed beyond, perhaps, the addition of the non-Facebook website.
Here’s a bit more from the site. All caps is their doing:
CYPHER RECOGNIZES THE SIGNIFICANT CHALLENGES ASSOCIATED WITH BUILDING AN F1 PROGRAM IN SUCH A SHORT TIMELINE AND IN ORDER TO SET THE BEST POSSIBLE FOUNDATIONS AND GAIN MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY FROM THE LIMITED TIME FRAME, CYPHER’S STRATEGY IS TO UTILIZE ‘BEST OF BREED’ COMPONENTS THROUGHOUT THE CAR. THIS STRATEGY MAXIMIZES PERFORMANCE AND RELIABILITY WHICH THEN ENABLES US TO CREATE THE INFASTRUCTURES AND SYSTEMS REQUIRED TO BUILD, MAINTAIN AND DEVELOP THE TEAM FOR THE FUTURE. IN SUPPORT OF THIS STRATEGY CYPHER IS IN CONTACT WITH ESTABLISHED MANUFACTURERS OF FORMULA ONE RACING CARS AND COMPONENTS.
OUR AIMS ARE ULTIMATELY TO BE COMPETITIVE AND PROVIDE UNRIVALED ACCESS AND INTERACTION FOR OUR SUPPORTERS WHILST MAINTANING HIGH STANDARDS OF INTEGRITY AND VALUES, ALONGSIDE CREATIVE OUT OF THE BOX THINKING.
AT THIS POINT WE WOULD LIKE TO ITERATE THAT WE WILL ONLY PLACE AN ENTRY TO COMPETE IN THE 2011 F1 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SHOULD WE ACHIEVE FULLY, THE BUDGET WE BELIEVE IS NECESSARY TO DO THIS PROPERLY. WE ARE NOT IN THIS TO EMBARRASS AMERICA, THE FANS OR OURSELVES. WE SIMPLY WANT TO GIVE AMERICA THE SHOT IT DESERVES. WE CAN DO IT, YOU CAN HELP
Wow. Gotta love the not so subtle shot at USF1 there, huh?
Any more impressions since Todd first stumbled upon them? Submitting a letter of interest is a far cry from getting a grid spot or even building a car (or a toaster), but it is something.
Still, I think USF1 looms pretty large over any effort.