Nasr: F1 return difficult with less teams

Ex-Sauber driver Felipe Nasr has said his aim is to get back in F1 but that due to the lack of teams on the grid it will be difficult.

Brazilian GP Race 13/11/16

The Brazilin says Formula 1 is still plan A but there are number plan B’s.

Speaking to he said:

“I’m still looking at options out there, The good thing is that I’ve been driving different cars in the past few months. I’ve been keeping fit, and it’s been nice to be in a racing car again.

“I still feel capable of being back here [in F1], and I’m looking at opportunities for 2018.

“Of course, F1 is Plan A, but there’s a lot of Plan Bs. It could be IndyCar, Formula E or WEC, these are all series that caught my attention.

“I’ll definitely be looking to try all I can before I make any commitments or any decisions.”

With F1 having dropped from 12 to 10 teams since 2010 with the loss of Caterham, HRT and Manor (formerly Virgin and Marussia) the opportunities are limited.

“It’s difficult,” Nasr said. “It would be nice to see one or two more teams around, not only for myself, but any up-and-coming driver that wants to step up to F1.

“But things can change very quickly as well. The important thing is I’m fit. I did everything I could to be ready for this year, and I know I can jump in any car anytime, and show that I’m competitive still.

“It’s not easy to be out of the car, that’s for sure! But I don’t have any regrets. There’s a time for everything in life, and the important thing is that I’m ready, and I’ll make a decision pretty soon.”

“I always had an eye on Indy,” he said when asked specifically about Indycar

“We’ve had many Brazilians going over there, especially Helio [Castroneves], we had a good relationship, because he drove for my uncle [Amir]’s team when he did F3.

“He always kept us updated on things there, so it was always a series that caught my attention, and it’s highly competitive as well. We’ll see how things pan out, but I definitely have all doors open.”

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