Jann Mardenborough says racing in Formula 1 is still the dream but feels without the support of a wealthy investor the goal is unattainable for many young drivers.

The 23-year-old jumped to motorsport fame four years ago after beating 90,000 entrants in the Gran Turismo Academy run by Nissan and Sony. The Welshman secured a drive with the factory Nissan squad and has been working through various junior series despite only racing professionally since 2011.

For 2015, Mardenborough has split his racing between the GP3 Series, where he races for British outfit Carlin, and in Nissan sportscar entries. The young driver is set to make his LMP1 debut at Le Mans next month as part of the Nissan NISMO squad.

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Despite his numerous commitments, Mardenborough is still targeting Formula 1 and says there is no timetable for when he wants to achieve his dream.

"It hasn't changed my priorities, Formula 1 is still the goal and Nissan is supporting me. It doesn't cloud the fact that it is still the dream." Mardenborough says. "All the information gained in GP3 and LMP1 is relevant. It's racing. Learning to work with a big group of engineers like in F1. I'm learning all the time."

The Nissan factory driver feels the World Endurance Championship is much more accessible for drivers who lack the financial clout which many of the Formula 1 teams desire.

"With the World Endurance Championship you can make a career as a professional driver whereas in Formula 1 it is very difficult unless you are with a top team," he explained. "Unless you are being funded constantly which doesn't happen very often. That is when you see a lot of drivers looking to sportscars if you don't have a multi-millionaire funding you or the support of an oil company.

"It's more realistic to make it in the World Endurance but for me Formula 1 is still the ultimate. Everyone wants to taste the ultimate but it is very difficult to do."

Mardenborough remains open-minded about his future as a racing driver and with the continued support from the Nissan NISMO squad, the Welsh driver's story has many chapters yet to be written.

"I've only been racing for just over four years. I didn't expect to achieve any of what I have done in the past four years so it would be silly to put a timeframe on something which I have no idea about. I'll keep pushing and give 100% to see what happens."