by Rob Wilkins

Three-time Champ Car World Series champion, Sebastien Bourdais has confirmed that Formula 1 is definitely a 'possibility' for him next season following his latest test with Scuderia Toro Rosso last week at Spa.

Bourdais, who is currently third in this years Champ Car World Series drivers' championship, 3 points behind current leader, Robert Doornbos, first tested for Red Bull's 'B' team at the end of 2006 and it is clear he is eying up one up the seats currently occupied by Vitantonio Liuzzi and Scott Speed.

"It is a possibility," he told Bridgestone's latest Racing all over the World Formula 1 podcast last week, when asked if he expects to be in a Formula 1 car in 2008. "Obviously you hope that it is going to finally happen but it is all about timing and opportunities and if it is meant to be it will happen.

"If it isn't, we will keep on going in Champ Car probably or try and find something else. But in the end it has been a great opportunity [to test a Formula 1 car again] and I am very thankful to Toro Rosso. It was great [to do this test] and now we will have to wait and see if there is going to be a succession to the story, I guess."

Pressed on what it is that attracts him to Formula 1, he said that Formula 1 is simply the pinnacle and that he needs a new challenge after having done so well in the USA.

"Obviously Formula 1 is the fastest car on the planet - and this is where you want to be when you want to be a top driver," he explained. "Having won in Champ Cars for three straight years in a row it feels a little bit like: 'What's next?' So we will have to see what the future holds exactly for Sebastien Bourdais."

As for the test itself last week, Bourdais was in action on two of the three days in the Toro Rosso STR-02 and he enjoyed every minute of it: "It is a lot of fun. Obviously you don't get the chance to test at Spa in a Formula 1 car everyday. It was a great opportunity and even though the weather wasn't exactly great, it was still very enjoyable," he continued. "We have been able to test in all sorts of different conditions - wet, intermediate and dry. It was very, very interesting."

So does he have any predictions on which team and driver might ultimately come out top this year in Formula 1?

"Well obviously it seemed to be going McLaren's way after back-to-back wins in Canada and the USA, but now it seems to be Ferrari taking over. We will have to see if Ferrari keep on being dominant like they have been in the last couple of grand's prix [in France and Britain]. If they do keep going like that, it is going to be a very interesting championship all the way through to the end," he summed-up.

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