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Luca Filippi harbours Formula One ambitions

ESPNF1 Staff
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Luca Filippi has not given up on getting a drive in Formula One in 2011, even if it means him having to settle for a place as a test driver.

"I'm seriously working to find a place in F1, no matter if it's as a test driver," Filippe told Autosport. "I already did that for Honda F1 in 2008, and I think that with what I've shown throughout my career I should be linked to an F1 team today.

"Last year after finishing second in GP2 Asia a Formula 1 deal seemed really close for me, so I don't feel that I can already call it quits. Anyway I must also be realistic and to be fair I can't see that happening at the moment, too many things have to fall in place.

"If it won't be F1 then it will be Auto GP. I already have advanced talks with one of the teams, and we are very close to an agreement."

Filippi has tested with the F1 teams Minardi, Honda and Super Aguri and last April was linked with a possible drive for Sauber.

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