Jose Maria Lopez To USF1

Ross Balfour

#99 | Roaring Pipes Maniacs
Feb 25, 2008
Nov.21 (GMM) Argentine driver Jose Maria Lopez has reportedly signed to race with the USF1 team in 2010.

The 26-year-old former GP2 driver, who has recently been racing in his country's touring car championship, must complete a $8m sponsorship package but has signed documentation at the team's Charlotte base, the Corsa publication said.

"The agreement with the American team is done," said Carlos Garcia Remohi, an official with the Argentine club.

"We have a week to finish collecting the budget."

Lopez, who occasionally tested with Renault a few years ago, was pictured by the website standing at the USF1 entrance with principals Ken Anderson and Peter Windsor.

"To be specific, at this moment we lack about 20 per cent of the budget," Lopez's father confirmed.


I dont know who he is either!
Aug 27, 2007
Saw this news some days ago and I had totally forgotten about him. I remember he raced GP2 the first seasons with mixed results but was quite fast. But then he vanished. Wouldn't have been the first one on my list but I would hire him to drive my car for $8m :D

Mark Birney

Sep 13, 2008
I think it's great that they picked a driver that isn't known, now he has no pressure. And if he does well, everyone will be like "woah, where did he come from?".