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Five-time World Rally Champion, Sebastien Loeb, has confirmed that he is interested in competing in Formula 1 with an approach being made to Team USF1, who will join the championship in 2010.

Team USF1 Sporting director, Peter Windsor, was quoted in the French sports daily L'Equipe, saying, "Somebody representing Loeb called us but I won't give details of the conversation."

Rumours have been rife that Loeb was keen to tackle F1 ever since he tested Red Bull's car over the winter.  The Frenchman then put his name forward as Sebastien Bourdais' Toro Rosso replacement.

Windsor added: "He is an incredible talent and he would definitely make things interesting in F1.  We are looking more on the American side but are going to take him seriously."

Loeb confirmed the talks with Team USF1 to L'Equipe.

"I wanted to know if a team was really interested in me for F1.  Someone contacted this new team but I don't know what happened.

"I am enjoying myself in the WRC and am on the verge of extending my contract with Citroen.  But if I get the opportunity to do a couple of races in 2010 when the calendars don't clash, then why not?" the Frenchman added.

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