Rosenqvist eyes Formula E success to reach F1

  • 11 Feb 2018 14:29
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Felix Rosenqvist believes that success in Formula E could land him a drive in Formula 1 in the future. The Swede currently sits second in the championship standings after three rounds, six points behind leader Jean-Eric Vergne.

Rosenqvist joined the electric single seater series for the 2016/17 season, finishing third overall with one victory and three further podiums. The 26-year-old won the FIA Formula 3 European championship in 2015, and also competed in Super Formula last year, coming close to winning the title.

He now thinks that Formula E is his best chance at claiming a Formula 1 drive:  "I made it quite clear this is the championship I want to be in now," Rosenqvist told Autosport. "I think it's my best shot at going to Formula 1 if there's any chance left. 

"It's where the best drivers are right now outside of F1. As long as you can beat those you should be good enough, right? That's what I'm thinking on my career path. I'm still young enough to go to F1 so I shouldn't give up on that. I find this is the best place to be rather than DTM or F2 or IndyCar."

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  • f1dave

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    Somebody tell him that he has that backwards. F1 drivers go to Formula E to die.

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    • Feb 11 2018 - 18:12
  • Kean

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    He is very talented, basically he has impressed in every car he's been in and they've been quite a few over the last couple of years. He is one of the drivers out there without financial backing that really deserves a shot at F1.

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    • Feb 11 2018 - 21:59
    • Really agree. I wanna see him in F1.

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      • Feb 11 2018 - 22:24



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