Caterham Racing Academy's Will Stevens believes winning the upcoming Formula Renault 3.5 championship could earn him a seat with Caterham F1 in 2015.

This season will mark the Briton's third consecutive FR3.5 title charge; his recent signing means he returns to the helm of a Strakka model after settling for fourth place last year.

Speaking to, a confident Stevens revealed that the success of 2013 champion, Kevin Magnussen, had set a precedent he hopes to follow.

"We saw with Kevin that winning the championship means we can pitch ourselves forward for a Formula 1 seat", he said. "The main priority is for me to reach F1 with them and they are happy with the decision I have made", he continued.

Stevens remained adamant that his connections to the F1 team, who are yet to reveal their 2014 line-up, would not be overlooked if he was to win the F1 feeder series.

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"F1 in 2015 with Caterham is the aim. I can only do the best job I can do and that is winning the championship. If we do a good enough job in convincing them, there's no reason why we can't do it", he added.

Strakka Racing's only announced driver is the most experienced of all confirmed FR3.5 racers at present. Speaking just days after finalising his deal, he revealed that the pressure of an affiliation to an F1 team does not faze him.

"It doesn't matter who is looking at you. No one is pushing harder than I am so I have to do a good job and it's down to me to do that", he concluded.

Stevens will return to Formula Renault 3.5 on February 25th for testing in Aragon.