STR's Tost denies Loeb to race in Abu Dhabi

Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost has denied Sebastien Loeb's claim that he is a contender for a one-off Grand Prix ride at the Abu Dhabi season finale in November. "He is the world's best rally driver and last year he had the opportunity for a...

Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost has denied Sebastien Loeb's claim that he is a contender for a one-off Grand Prix ride at the Abu Dhabi season finale in November.

"He is the world's best rally driver and last year he had the opportunity for a test with Red Bull," the Austrian is quoted as saying by Germany's Auto Motor und Sport.

35-year-old Frenchman Loeb is openly playing down the possibility of a full-time 2010 cockpit, but he says he is available for the last Grand Prix of the season for a one-off appearance.

"We have had no contact with him," Tost clarifies. "On the Toro Rosso side, this has never been planned. We have good young drivers in our team."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Sébastien Loeb
Teams Toro Rosso