Badoer to enter F1 in 2011?


The Checkered Flag has obtained what appears to be a press release stating Luca Badoer‘s intention to enter the Formula One World Championship in 2011, while driving for his own team.

Badoer F1 Team claims it has purchased factory space in Leafield, former home of the Arrows and Super Aguri teams over the years, as well as a Ferrari engine supply.

This is a great moment for me,” Badoer was quoted as saying. “I will be racing in Formula One, the sport I love, driving in my own car. It is a dream come true!”

Badoer F1 have also claimed to have hired ex-Scuderia Toro Rosso Technical Director Gabriele Tredozi as their new Technical Director, as well as Gilles Simon, who recently left his post as head of Engine and Electronics department at Ferrari.

Concerning the team’s future, Badoer said, “I am confident you will see two Badoer F1 cars on the starting grid of the first GP of 2011.”

You can read the full Press Release we obtained here.