Sebastien Loeb has admitted the opportunity of making his formula one debut in Abu Dhabi was probably a one-off.

Sebastien Loeb has admitted the opportunity of making his formula one debut in Abu Dhabi was probably a one-off.

The multiple champion of world rallying had hoped to race for Toro Rosso in the 2009 season finale, but was not granted a mandatory Super License by the governing FIA.

But Loeb, 35, insists he had "accepted" team owner Red Bull's offer of the seat.

"Finding an opportunity like that again seems very unlikely," said the Frenchman.

However, he said he would be happy to do some more F1 testing "if my (Citroen) boss lets me go".

Loeb said he is not surprised the FIA decided against granting him the credential, despite his vast experienced in motor sport, including at the wheel of F1, GP2, and Le Mans sports cars.

"The regulations for getting it are very precise. I do not meet any of the conditions stipulated in the regulations. So it's logical that I failed to obtain such a license," he said.

"It's the rule, the decision of the FIA. There's no crying foul," he added.

 

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