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Villeneuve interested in Stefan GP

1997 F1 World champion Jacques Villeneuve eyes up Stefan GP - and 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.

Villeneuve has previously also been linked with both USF1 and Lotus, however in recent days he was tipped as one possibility for the Serbian outfit, along with GP2 Series front runner, Karun Chandhok and Ralf Schumacher [see separate story click here].

Speaking to Germany's Auto Motor und Sport though, the Canadian conceded that it is still very uncertain what will happen.

Indeed while Stefan GP is pushing for a place in F1 – and has a car, having acquired the rights to the chassis and engine developed by the former Toyota team, the squad is still on the outside and seemingly will need either the efforts of USF1 or Campos to fail to get a place.

"It is really difficult to keep track of what is happening," Villeneuve said. "I only know as much as I have read. If they get a place in F1, that would be a great opportunity.

"As they are apparently supported by Bernie Ecclestone, you must assume that they will make it and take them seriously. With the equipment from Toyota, they could be the best new team."

Stefan GP meanwhile has already sent equipment to the opening race in Bahrain - even though it has no entry - and it has scheduled a three-day test in Portugal for later this month, where it will announce the identity of its two drivers, one is thought certain to be ex-Williams man Kazuki Nakajima.

Will Villeneuve join Nakajima at Stefan GP?

Will the team get an entry?

Time will tell...


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tolemant - Unregistered

February 20, 2010 9:45 AM

Oh Jacques yes, Ralph no way. Ralph never set the grid alight while Jacques is a spectacular racer and the looser rear end character of current cars should suit him well. On top of that Ralph is not much of a character while Jacques is the sort of person the paddock lacks of.



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