Stefan invites Toyota F1 staff to join team

Toyota's John Howett

Dec.8 (GMM) Stefan GP is ushering members of Toyota’s defunct formula one team to the front of the queue for jobs with the hopeful Serbian entrant.

Headed by Belgrade based businessman Zoran Stefanovich, Stefan GP has not received the green light to race in 2010 but said on Monday it hopes to eventually make its grand prix debut.

Revealing that Toyota’s John Howett visited the Belgrade headquarters on Monday, the team also began to advertise for staff for “all areas” of an F1 operation.

“Some posts will be located in Germany (and the) rest of (the) team will be located in Belgrade, Serbia,” said Stefan GP (SGP).

SGP added that Toyota F1 personnel, 500 of whom have lost their jobs at the marque’s Cologne headquarters, will have a “slight advantage” for the vacant positions.