US F1 chooses Motorland as Europe base

The US F1 Formula 1 team has announced it will use Spain's Motorland Aragon facilities as its European base from the 2010 season

US F1 chooses Motorland as Europe base

The American squad, with its main headquarters in Charlotte, will use Motorland Aragon for testing, car development and as a logistics headquarters.

"Motorland Aragon is the ideal motorsports complex for US F1's European operation," said sporting director Peter Windsor.

"From the excellent location and weather, to the rich racing heritage and diverse track configurations, Motorland provides America's first Formula 1 team in more than 40 years with the perfect facility to manage the 2010 season and train for 2011 and beyond."

Motorland, in Alcaniz, Teruel, is a motorsports complex consisting of three international standard circuit as well as a technology park.

The circuit has been designed by Hermann Tilke.

"Motorland is the only facility of its kind in Europe and we're thrilled to call it our European home," said Ken Anderson, US F1 team principal.

"Between the Formula 1-inspired, Tilke-designed road course and accompanying circuits, as well as the elaborate amenities of the leisure and cultural area, Motorland is truly the perfect complex for US F1, from both competitive and business perspectives."

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