Valles eyeing F2 after Valencia test

Adrian Valles is considering joining Formula 2 next season after testing the car at Valencia recently

Valles eyeing F2 after Valencia test

The 24-year-old Spaniard won last year's Superleague title for Liverpool, is a former race winner in Formula Renault 3.5 and has also raced in GP2. He has been without a regular drive this season and says he is seriously considering F2 for 2011.

"At the moment, it's really difficult to find sponsors - and also if you want to be competitive in GP2 or World Series you need to have a good budget to be in a good team. If you're not in a good team, it doesn't make sense because you will never win. It's better to come here and try to win, that's for sure. Of course it's a serious consideration for us next year.

"Here [F2], I think is a good opportunity for drivers to show at what level they are. People still probably think it's not a good championship because you go there and all the cars are the same, but this is fine - in the end they shouldn't worry about it because if they think they're good drivers, they will be fast here. So I won't be scared to come here.

"You need to do a new challenge, something new to reach F1 because you can keep trying GP2 but if you are not in a good team, you can be a good driver but you cannot show it because you are struggling with the car. Here you can show at least your skills."

Valles added that he enjoyed his test - the first time he had driven a single-seater this season (before his Superleague outing at Ordos last weekend).

"I feel the car is quite a nice car to drive," he said. "I think it's a good challenge for the guys who want to get experience to go progressing in their careers, because at the end all the cars are the same and when you want to improve then you need to give information to the engineer, and at the end you learn a lot with this stuff.

"The tyres were constant, not up and down like some championships I was in before. They are quite stable so you can learn, progress, try to push harder and I enjoyed the day. I hope I can do some more testing and lets see for next season what's going to happen."

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