The sceptics will say 'we've been here before'. After all, the last time an all-American team tried to enter Formula 1 from a base in the United States things didn't end well.
The stillborn USF1 project of 2010 aimed to put the Stars and Stripes firmly on the F1 map, using home-grown drivers and cars built and run from a base in North Carolina.
But the project hit the skids following repeated delays and funding problems, and folded before any car had even come close to turning a wheel in anger.
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Ben Anderson is Autosport's Grand Prix Editor and one of our track testers. He holds an undergraduate degree in journalism studies from the University of Sheffield and joined the title in March of 2008, after eight months working in local newspaper journalism for award-winning weekly the Surrey Mirror. He has raced karts and cars since the age of 11, and occasionally continues to do so around his reporting commitments for Autosport.@BenAndersonAuto More features by Ben Anderson