Stoneman cool ahead of title finale

Dean Stoneman is determined to approach this weekend's Formula 2 finale at Valencia the same as every other race, despite being within reach of the title and prize Formula 1 test drive

Stoneman cool ahead of title finale

He is 31 points ahead of rival Jolyon Palmer with just 50 on offer, and already has his eyes on the day with Williams.

"It gives me a bit of breathing space, I've got a race in hand, but I'm approaching it just like any other," he said. "I'm going for the Williams drive and hopefully that will open up some doors for me and I can progress further to F1."

Palmer admitted that he is a long shot, but refuses to give up while it is still mathematically possible: "I've got nothing to lose so I've no pressure on me," he said.

"Realistically, I lost the majority of my hope at Oschersleben with that second qualifying. I'll just go all out to get two wins and anything can happen. Dean has been a pretty tough competitor - we've had a really good rivalry this whole year. It has brought out the best in me."

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