GP2 champion Leimer hopes for Formula 1 chance

By on Saturday, November 2, 2013
GP2 Media Service

GP2 Media Service

Fabio Leimer says that he hopes he will be able to step up to Formula 1 after winning the GP2 championship in Abu Dhabi.

Leimer finished the feature race in fourth place to open up an insurmountable lead over Sam Bird.

Leimer, 24, tested for Sauber at the young driver test in 2011.

"We will see, but I hope I can go to Formula 1: it will be hard, for sure, because there are not many seats free, but I hope I can go to Formula 1, and for me it is important to win this championship to help me," he said.

"Now we have to work and push to go up there: of course it would be fantastic to be a race driver or even a third driver, but we will have to work hard and then we’ll see."

Leimer added that winning the GP2 title felt 'amazing'.

"I still can’t believe it, it’s just amazing, because GP2 is the strongest category apart from Formula 1, and there are not many people who can say they’ve won this championship!"

"I’m really, really happy, and I’m focused on tomorrow because there is still another race and I want to finish on the podium."

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