The mysterious Serbian-based Stefan GP is ushering members of Toyota’s defunct Formula One team to the front of the queue for jobs with the hopeful Belgrade entrant.

Headed by 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 HQ 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.

Stefan GP added that Toyota F1 personnel, 500 of whom have lost their jobs at Toyota’s Cologne HQ, will have a "slight advantage" for the vacant positions.

To enter the 2010 championship, Stefan GP would have to convince the FIA, then obtain a unanimous agreement from the other teams to open a 14th spot on the entry list.

And sanity will surely prevail on this one!

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.