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More than 25 drivers with formula one experience will be on the grid at this weekend’s 80th running of the fabled 24 hour Le Mans race.
Near the front, in the premier LMP1 prototype class, will be Allan McNish and Marc Gene, driving for Audi. Scot McNish raced in F1 with Toyota in 2002, while Gene drove for Minardi and is still a Ferrari test driver. Toyota has since left F1 and for 2012 has entered Le Mans, and the Japanese marque’s number 8 entry is a grand prix-superteam featuring Anthony Davidson (Super Aguri), Sebastien Buemi (Toro Rosso) and one-off 1999 Minardi driver Stephane Sarrazin.
Toyota will shortly confirm Sebastien Buemi as the lead driver for the Japanese marque’s second Le Mans entry for 2012.
That is the claim of the Swiss website 20min.ch. Earlier, it emerged that the former Toro Rosso driver – who has been signed by Red Bull Racing as its official reserve driver for this season – wanted to add the fabled 24 hour Le Mans race to his 2012 programme.
The former GP2 team Durango is in talks with Toyota about acquiring its 2010-specification formula one car.
It emerged last month that the Italian outfit, who pulled out of GP2 due to financial problems, has lodged an application to be F1’s thirteenth team in 2011. According to the Italian source Italiaracing, Durango boss Ivone Pinton has confirmed he is in talks with Toyota.
Jacques Villeneuve will commentate with the British radio broadcaster BBC.
One notable anomaly in the Bahrain pitlane on Wednesday was that the new Spanish team HRT’s garage doors remained uniquely closed. The situation coincided with rumours that Bruno Senna and Karun Chandhok’s cars had yet to arrive at the Sakhir circuit.
Important news in the technical staff of Scuderia Coloni
Bruno Corbe is indeed the new Chief Engineer of the team. 47 years-old, from France, Corbe is a very experienced engineer with an impressive curriculum vitae: he was track engineer at Prost Grand Prix in F.1 for 4 seasons, and worked in the same role in GP2 at ART and DAMS helping the teams to achieve great results.
Lopez looks set to lose 2010 race seat
As teams prepare to send their cars to Bahrain this week, the hopeful Stefan GP has suddenly taken a more conciliatory tone. After issuing recent media statements that criticised rival teams and the FIA in broken English, the Serbian outfit issued a final note on Sunday.
1997 F1 World champion Jacques Villeneuve eyes up Stefan GP
He predicts that the Serbian outfit could be the best new team this year, if they get an entry of course. Jacques Villeneuve has said that Stefan GP could be a ‘great opportunity’ for F1 2010, assuming they do get the okay to compete in the sport.
Chandhok could be Stefan GP’s test driver in 2010, with Jacques Villeneuve
Karun Chandhok has refused to confirm reports he has been signed by the hopeful Serbian team Stefan GP. The Swiss magazine Motorsport Aktuell this week said Chandhok, a 26-year-old GP2 driver from India, will be Kazuki Nakajima’s teammate if the outfit is granted an official team entry.