Wickens: I'm more ready than ever for F1

Wickens: I'm more ready than ever for F1

10 October 2011 – Virgin Racing reserve driver Robert Wickens has reiterated his desires to race in Formula 1 but admits that the future is out of his hands. The Canadian, 22, clinched the World Series by Renault title for Carlin in Barcelona on Sunday.

“I have loved the experience from Virgin and doing an aero test was great,” Toronto-born Wickens told GPUpdate.net.

“I definitely want to be in Formula 1 more now than ever before...but at the end of the day it’s not my decision. I’m a race car driver, I want to race and I want to race in Formula 1. From my side I feel like I’m ready for Formula 1 and maybe we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.”

When asked if any plans for 2012 are already in place, Wickens replied:

“I have absolutely nothing. Hopefully now I’ll have a bit of fighting power for next year! We’ll just have to see where it goes. It’s not really up to me, I don’t have personal money to go anywhere; it’s up to the sponsors and to Marussia about what they want to do and hopefully I can maybe gather a bit more myself.”


Robert Wickens was talking to GPUpdate.net’s Gregory Haines
Twitter: @GregoryHainesF1



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