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Former Italian GP2 team in talks with Toyota about using its chassis in next year's F1 championship
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1 June 2010

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.

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Uncle Mellow 1 June 2010

Re: Toyota's 2010 F1 car may race

giulivo wrote:
I guess MotoGP and Le Mans is all we're left with....

As a Casey Stoner fan , I'm a bit worried about MotoGP.

FriendlyFisherman 1 June 2010

Re: Toyota's 2010 F1 car may race

Agree with MattDB this will be seriously out of date by next season with no development. They would be better off re-looking at the chassis rules and allowing existing teams to sell a 2010 chassis to the new teams for 2011. At least it would only be a second or two off the pace at worst. Its got to be better someone doing what Torro Rosso have done the last few seasons with Red Bull rather than what we have with Hispania etc now.

beachland2 1 June 2010

Re: Toyota's 2010 F1 car may race

BTCC is good.

i love F1 without judgment though, once your in it may aswell be rat poison, it does the mind meld.