Artem Markelov, a Russian GP2 driver, claims he is in talks with "a number of teams" about entering formula one. The 21-year-old, who is linked to the ownership of the Russian Time GP2 team, is currently 11th in the standings and won the Monaco feature race this year.
"Now I can say that we are negotiating with a number of formula one teams," Markelov told Russian radio Sport FM. "I cannot rule out that we will get into the Williams (driver development) academy, but it is also not a certainty. There is still time before the end of the season," he added.
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