In the round-up: Auto GP Formula Open, the new name of the Auto GP World Series which closed last year, will permit a range of cars including ex-F1 machinery to participate in its new all-Italian series next year.
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"Because of the results we had achieved with one of the Toyota young drivers (I was invited) to join Toyota F1 where I stayed, going up the ladder from Track Engineering to Race Engineering. I stayed there from their first season to their last season, until they closed the project, and then I moved to ... what ended up being Caterham."
"Some get there quicker than others, it's always been like that in Formula One, but I still think I am quite young and have proven myself in the feeder series to Formula One and I think I deserve a chance to be there."