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Paffett still dreams of F1 race seat

Gary Paffett refuses to give up on his dream of securing an F1 race seat
Gary Paffett insists he is still dreaming of making a move into F1 in future, despite being overlooked on numerous occasions for a race seat.

The Briton has been with McLaren for some five years as a test driver but has never been able to secure a slot on the actual grid, with Pedro de la Rosa and Lewis Hamilton both filling vacancies that Paffett was linked with in recent years.

Paffett has continued his racing career in the DTM with Mercedes but insisted that his dream remains to join the likes of Hamilton and Jenson Button on the F1 grid in the coming years.

"It's difficult to say," he was quoted as telling Motor Racing Magazine by ESPN. "There is no recipe on how to get a F1 drive. You have seen that young drivers and old drivers have the same opportunities.

"You have to take the chance when it comes. I am doing that at the moment: I'm waiting for the opportunity. But I enjoy my work. I've been here for five years and am very involved with the team's efforts."



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Cardinal

June 10, 2010 2:27 PM

He needs to get out of McLaren if he ever wants an F1 drive. If they were going to put him in the car, they'd have done it by now. He's good enough for F1, but unfortunately I think his chance has gone.

Holmatro Safety Team - Unregistered

June 10, 2010 3:00 PM

Well, I still have the dream of dating Scarlett Johannsen or Amy Adams, but that is about as likely to come true as Gary's F1 hopes, sorry. Don't get me wrong, he's a good guy and one helluva driver, but he's too close to Merc... and I really doubt he'll wanna leave this comfy zone. Then there's the age factor. BTW, the fact that you need quite some dough to get to F1 these days doesn't help him either. Cheers!



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