F1 » WRC king Loeb admits his F1 chance has gone


The World Rally Championship's 'record man' Sébastien Loeb affirms that his opportunity to enter F1 has now been and gone, after his attempted grand prix debut with Scuderia Toro Rosso in Abu Dhabi last year was scuppered by red tape

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jose - Unregistered

November 29, 2010 5:59 PM

Sebastien Loeb my man its not over. You still have a trump card..really its quite simple.......
1. Buy a pickup truck. one ton about the right size!

2.Call up all your sponsors, assemble all the Gold on hand, load into the pickup. drive over to Bernie's place ( bypass Kings Bridge).

3. Call the FIA, Red Bull, show them the 15+m big ones (cash). My man you will have a seat the next day, its just that simple. Seriously, its that simple...

F1, Money talks,

Jose

JOHN - Unregistered

November 29, 2010 9:35 PM

So youre thinking of something else to do Seb...I hope you do something creative, maybe start your own rally (or even F1 team)and give your own car to someone else who needs it Seb. You can always phone Michael Schumacher, or Kimi Raikkonen if you need any help with starting your team. Good luck

Boss B - Unregistered

November 30, 2010 4:12 AM

Torro Rosso has a knack for attracting guys named Sebastian.. they've had Bourdais, Vettel, Buemi, and could've had Loeb. That's a weird coincidence.

10 years ago he definitely would have gotten a seat. Probably valentino Rossi as well. But every seat now is more competitive than ever. There are more drivers and more countries wanting to be represented.

herpaderp - Unregistered

November 30, 2010 7:16 AM

Imagine this, the race engineer will dictate course notes instead of telemetry data from the pits every lap.

Imagine this radio chatter.
Race engineer: 160 straight, 110 left turn tight 140 right wide straight......

twowheelsareenough - Unregistered

November 30, 2010 10:57 AM

long gone is the time when drivers could swap cars and race when and where they want to
this is no more sport.
i'd love to see him take on Paris Dakar or racing at Le Mans alongside Kimi on a works Peugeot

richard

November 30, 2010 1:06 PM

i am surprised at the sceptics posting here. loeb is a great all rounder. his smooth stye of driving makes him one of the top. even to see him in the roc, showed that he could be fast and smooth, where others were fighting their cars. he had a test in f1, and was on the pace, so there is little doubt that he would have been as good, if not better than some of the current line-up. he has also drien le mans , successfully. maybe he should have anothere test with the bulls, but otherwise i would see him ending up in endurance racing (not off road)

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