JULY 11, 2009
Loeb wants Bourdais's Toro Rosso
Multiple World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb made some headlines on Saturday when he expressed an interest in replacing fellow countryman Sebastien Bourdais in Formula 1.
Loeb's WRC programme this year is not easy with Ford's Mikko Hirvonen now ahead. Loeb has little to prove in rallying, having won five consecutive titles.
He tested impressively for STR sister team Red Bull Racing at Barcelona last November and has recently spent time at the Red Bull factory in Milton Keynes.
‚ÄúIf Toro Rosso need a driver I‚Äôd love to help out,‚Äù Loeb told France's sports daily newspaper L‚ÄôEquipe. ‚ÄúI‚Äôve heard talk of this possibility and I‚Äôd race instead of Sebastien Bourdais. Who knows, as long as the Formula 1 and rallying calendars don‚Äôt overlap anything is possible. If there is a place at Toro Rosso, I‚Äôm available.‚Äù
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