• 2011 season

Stefan GP relaunches F1 plans

ESPNF1 Staff
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Zoran Stefanovich - another crack at entering F1 © Stefan GP

Stefan GP, the Serbian outfit led by Zoran Stefanovich which failed to gain a spot on the grid this season, has re-launched its plans for a Formula One team.

Stefanovich said the team had "signed an agreement" with the mayor of Stara Pazova, located 25 kilometres from Belgrade, for the construction of a F1 circuit and team headquarters.

"This is proof that we want to put ourselves on the map as a serious hi-tech company, and that we are serious about competing in formula one for the long term," said Stefanovich on the team's re-launched website. "We want to be a part of F1 for both the long and short term future, and I hope that we will finally have the success we deserve."

Stefan GP confirmed that it is bidding for next year's final spot on the grid, revealing that talks for its failed 2010 plans had taken place with drivers including Sebastien Loeb and Christian Klien.