Toyota’s stillborn 2010 Formula One chassis may finally race in next year’s championship with one of the sport’s prospective new teams.
Former GP2 outfit Durango has confirmed it has lodged an entry for the vacant two grid slots on the 2011 F1 grid; team boss Ivone Pinton has claimed to Italian media that he is in talks with Toyota about securing the chassis for next year.
He also revealed his team’s bid is well funded by “two very big international groups".
Serbian F1 hopeful Stefan GP had agreed a deal with Toyota to race the chassis in this year’s championship, but failed to secure a place on the grid after US F1’s collapse.
Durango is one of 15 teams who have expressed an interest to the FIA for the slot and all interested parties must submit a formal bid by 21 June.
The FIA is likely to name a reserve alongside the successful entrant in case one of the teams on this year’s grid has to pull out with financial difficulties.