PARIS — Five-time rally world champion Sebastien Loeb won’t compete in the last Formula One race of the season after motor racing’s governing body refused to grant him a super license.
Loeb had signed a deal with the Toro Rosso team to drive at Abu Dhabi on Nov. 1.
The Frenchman, who will chase a sixth world champion title this weekend at the Rally of Britain, said Wednesday on its Web site: “I have no regrets because I had no ambitions. But it would have been fun to do it.”
With one race remaining in the rally world championships, Loeb trails leader Mikko Hirvonen by one point.