Blomqvist begins road to F1

PUBLISHED: 09:11 22 April 2011

Tom Blomqvist can take major steps towards F1 this season

Tom Blomqvist can take major steps towards F1 this season

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REIGNING Formula Renault UK Champion Tom Blomqvist will kick off his German F3 season this weekend and is excited about what 2011 may bring.

The son of rally legend Stig had a stellar 2010 bagging numerous awards and being constantly touted for a future in F1 alongside Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button.

The 17-year-old has his sigths firmly set on a second title in as many seasons: ““I am very excited to be racing in German F3 this year,” he said. “The key for both myself and my management is for me to develop as much as possible in the coming two-three years, and this year in German F3 is the next step of our long-term plan to do that.

“This season will give me the opportunity to get a massive amount of miles under my belt and I am confident that with Performance Racing we make an excellent team that has what it takes to win the title. I really can’t wait for the season to start…

“The most important part of 2011, though, is to use this season as a fast-learning year to allow me to push my understanding and driving onto the next level and help me get to the top of the sport.”

The Saffron Walden driver will kick off the nine-weekend season on April 25 at the Oschersleben circuit in Germany.

Blomqvist will dovetail his F3 racing with a six-round stint in the FIA F3 trophy – the top three drivers be given an FIA Superlicence allowing them to compete in F1.

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