Leimer: Formula 1 'needs to happen soon'
27 May 2014 – Fabio Leimer has said his dream is still to race in Formula 1, although he concedes if he is going to do it, it will have to happen sooner rather than later given he is now 25 years-old.
Leimer made the comments on Tuesday after he got to test a 2012 Lotus F1 car at Paul Ricard in France. The outing, overseen by Pirelli, was part of the Swiss driver's prize for winning the GP2 Series title in 2013.
Leimer is competing in sportscars this season, racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship with Rebellion, and when asked if that was where his future lies he replied: "Who knows? I had the chance to have a seat in LMP1, which is a very good category, so I had to take it. But my dream is still Formula 1," he explained.
"That's where I want to go but I am already 25 now so if I am going to do it, this needs to happen soon. The experience I have taken today certainly helps."
"It [the test] was unbelievable. You know, when you get the chance to drive a Formula 1 car it is always something very different and special, so I am very thankful to Pirelli for giving me this opportunity," he continued.
"It was really interesting to try the different compounds and feel the difference between them.
"So I was massively happy and excited about today and now I just hope I get the chance to try a Formula 1 car again!"