Bortolotti considering F2 comeback

Mirko Bortolotti says he would rather focus on a return to Formula 2 in 2010 than on speculation linking him to F1

Bortolotti considering F2 comeback

The 20-year-old tested for Ferrari after winning the Italian F3 title in 2008 and finished fourth in F2 last year before being called up by Toro Rosso for the F1 young driver test at Jerez in November.

Rumours had linked Bortolotti with a role at Toro Rosso, but he has since parted company with the Red Bull Junior programme.

"F2 is a major option for me in 2010 and I am not even thinking about F1 at the moment," he said. "I think it's vital that you're fully prepared in speed, experience and consistency before you make that step.

"There are so many things to learn and I want to reach Formula 1 when I am in the right moment of my career. F1 is not a game, so at the moment I am better to focus on learning and improving for the future."

Bortolotti says he hasn't yet finalised his plans for this season, but has an eye on taking the F2 title if he returns.

"It's an exciting possibility," he added. "I really don't know where I will be, but if I am racing in F2 then I will definitely be targeting the championship."

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