Dutch driver Giedo van der Garde has revealed that he is in talks with a number of teams about making the move into F1 for the 2011 season.
The Dutch driver previously held the role of test driver for Spyker – after a battle with rivals Super Aguri – back in 2007 but never made the step into a race seat, instead spending recent years in World Series by Renault and GP2.
Van der Garde is one of a number of GP2 drivers seeking to make the step up to F1 for the new season and the 25-year-old revealed he was talking with at least two teams about the possibility of finding a drive.
“We are indeed in talks with some teams,” he told GP Update
. “Virgin and Lotus, for sure, but there are also other possibilities.
“Whether anything positive comes of it, time will tell, but Formula 1 is the main goal in my career and I want to race there. It's all still open, so we'll see.”
It remains to be seen how realistic a drive with Virgin or Lotus would be for 2011 with both teams expected to retain their current line-ups for the new season.