With U.S. based Haas F1 set to make their Formula 1 debut in 2016, a second American team might be joining them on the grid.
Rumours abound that race promoter Tavo Hellmund, along with financier James Carney, are in the market to purchase a current Formula 1 outfit. They intend to do so before the start of the 2016 season, according to motorsport.com.
Although nothing has yet been confirmed, Hellmund and Carney are possibly looking to buy out Manor, who themselves were saved from administration by Stephen Fitzpatrick, an Irish businessman. Not many other options exist in the paddock, with Lotus thought to be in Renault's sights if they do plan on returning to the sport.
Hellmund, who developed the Circuit of the Americas track in Austin, Texas, is well respected in Formula 1 and helped to bring the Mexican Grand Prix back onto the 2015 calendar after a 23-year absence.
Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone is known to favour a second race in the United States and two USbased Formula 1 teams would also help to expand the sport's profile in that country.