Pierre Gasly is looking to end his season "on a high" and secure a Red Bull Junior Team 1-2 when the final race of the Formula Renault 3.5 season gets under way in Jerez.

The Frenchman will start from third on the grid, two positions behind the pole-sitter Roberto Merhi. Just three points separates the two in the drivers' championship after a difficult spell for Caterham FP1 recruit in recent weeks.

Carlos Sainz Jr. has already wrapped up the championship after a ninth place finish on Saturday, signalling Red Bull's most successful FR3.5 season to date.

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Speaking to Crash.net shortly after race two qualifying, the 18-year-old concedes that finishing second in the championship would mean even more as this is likely to be his last race in FR3.5.
"Yeah, it probably will be my last race," he admits. "That's why I want to win and race well."

As for where the 2013 Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup champion is set to drive, the Frenchman remained coy but mentioned GP2 as a possible target for a 2014 campaign.

"I don't know what that will mean next year but I'm looking at few things like GP2," he said. "I'd like to finish with second in the championship."

The 18-year-old insists that, although he starts behind his rival, his Arden Motorsport model can catch him and secure their main points scorer, his desired championship placing.

"I was faster yesterday in the race. I believe we can find the pace today as the car is good and the team's strategy should help," he continued. "We've been on the podium pretty regularly. We've had some issues but then I think we deserve second. It would be good for me and for the team."

Sunday races in FR3.5 impose a mandatory pit stop, something Gasly believes could benefit the team and their race weekend.

"The start will be the first important part of the race but after that I would like to be quite smart about the strategy and I think we can do that," he explained. "For sure, we will try to be aggressive as well but the only thing I have to do is to beat him so that is my aim."

Yet to register a win this year, Gasly has charged to eight podium finishes from the last sixteen races, two more than title-rival Merhi.