Ken Anderson (motorsport)

Ken Anderson is an American Motorsport engineer, operating over the course of his career in Motocross, IndyCar, Formula One, IRL and NASCAR.[1]

USF1 Team

In late 2008 it was announced that along with Peter Windsor, he would be founding the Formula One team USF1, which lodged a successful bid for a 2010 season entry.[2] Due to contracted sponsorship money not being paid, the team was forced to withdraw from the championship.

Career Highlights:

2016 – 2018

Grand Prix Engineering, LLC. Design, manufacture, and market various racing and engineering products

2011 – 2018

ANDESIGN - Various racing and engineering projects

2008 - 2010

Founded USF1

2003 – 2007

Technical Director Haas CNC Racing - NASCAR Cup & Busch Series

Design & construction of WindShear 180 MPH Full Scale Rolling Road Wind Tunnel


Designed and manufactured Falcon Indy Car in Charlotte NC

2000 - 2001

Race engineer for Alex Gurney - Toyota Atlantic

Design projects for Dan Gurney’s All American Racers

1997 - 1999

Race support for G Force car. Won Indy 500 & IRL Championship

Race engineer for Robby Gordon in 1997 Indy 500

1995 - 1996

Defined IRL Chassis Rules

Bradley Motorsports (CART / IRL) - Technical Director

Race Engineer for Buzz Calkins

Won inaugural IRL race at Disney World

Won 1996 IRL Championship

Designed G Force IRL Car


Bettenhausen Motorsports (CART) - Technical Director

Race Engineer for Stefan Johansson


A.J. Foyt Racing (CART) - Technical Director

Race Engineer for Robby Gordon

1991 - 1992

Chip Ganassi Racing (CART) - Technical Director

Race Engineer for Eddie Cheever and Robby Gordon

Formed G Force Precision Engineering Ltd, builders of the G Force IRL car and Thrust SSC


Onyx Grand Prix Engineering (F1) - Technical Director

Race Engineer for Stefan Johansson and J.J. Lehto

Formed Quantum Suspension Technology & Quantum D.A.T.A.


Ligier Formula One - Technical Director

Race Engineer for Rene Arnoux

1984 - 2018

ANDESIGN - Various racing and engineering projects

1984 - 1988

Penske Racing (CART ) - Chief Engineer

Race Engineer for Rick Mears: 1985,1986, 1987, 1988

Designed Penske Racing Shocks. Formed Penske Racing Shocks, Inc Exclusive contract with Williams Formula One team (1985 through 1988) Won F1 Constructor’s Championship, 1987

1979 - 1984

Moto X Fox / Fox Factory – General Manager / Chief Designer / Race Support

Numerous Moto X and Road Racing motorcycle Championships

1982 CART Indycar Championship

1983 Indy 500 Winner

Indy 500 Wins:

1983 Tom Sneva

1985 Danny Sullivan

1987 Al Unser, Sr.

1988 Rick Mears

1997 Arie Luyendyk

Indycar Championships:

1982 Rick Mears

1985 Al Unser Sr.

1988 Danny Sullivan

1996 Buzz Calkins

1997 Tony Stewart


  1. "People: Ken Anderson". Inside F1, Inc. 2009-02-27. Retrieved 2009-02-27.
  2. Steven English (2009-02-04). "American team planning F1 entry". Haymarket Publishing. Retrieved 2009-02-27.

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