Fabio Leimer says his "dream" is still to race in F1 despite moving in to the World Endurance Championship (WEC) this season.

Following his GP2 championship win last year, Leimer was rewarded with an F1 test in a 2012 Lotus at Paul Ricard on Tuesday thanks to Pirelli. Having failed to secure an F1 drive this season Leimer is competing in the WEC for Rebellion Racing but when asked if his future lies in endurance racing he revealed he is still hoping to break in to F1 one day.

"Who knows? I had the chance to have a seat in LMP1, which is a very good category, so I had to take it," Leimer said. "But my dream is still Formula One. That's where I want to go but I am already 25 now so if I am going to do it, this needs to happen soon. The experience I have taken today certainly helps."

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And focusing on the day of testing itself, Leimer admitted it had been a special experience to get another run in F1 machinery having only previously done so in 2011.

"It was unbelievable. You know, when you get the chance to drive a Formula One car it is always something very different and special, so I am very thankful to Pirelli for giving me this opportunity.

"It was really interesting to try the different compounds and feel the difference between them. So I was massively happy and excited about today and now I just hope I get the chance to try a Formula One car again!"