Ticktum remains hopeful for Red Bull test in 2019 after licence trouble

06-03-2019 15:32
by Matt Gretton
Ticktum remains hopeful for Red Bull test in 2019 after licence trouble

Dan Ticktum remains hopeful of getting a vital opportunity to test a Red Bull F1 car during the 2019 season. Last year, Ticktum missed out because he didn't have enough superlicence points.

The Brit believes he'll be able to demonstrate enough talent to be given a full-time seat in 2020. The 19-year-old has picked up two wins in the Macau Grand Prix and finished 2nd in last year's Formula 3 European Championship.

Last week Tictum got another flavour of a Formula 1 car when he paraded the 2011 RB7 in Japan at the Suzuka fan festival.

"Last weekend was a lot of fun and a big privilege to be asked by my employer to represent them in a showrun, so I was very happy to take [that] on and all went well," Ticktum told Motorsport.com.

“Hopefully I’ll be able to test the RB15 at some point this year. Nothing is confirmed at the moment, but maybe. I’m hoping that I will test [it] and it will be a very good opportunity. I try to keep doing my job and if I connect myself properly here [in Super Formula] then I keep the boss happy and then maybe he’ll give me the opportunity to drive his car this year.”

Aiming to make inroads into Formula 1 in 2020, Ticktum talks about the opportunity of driving for Toro Rosso.

“Most likely I’ll have an opportunity maybe with Toro Rosso. Then from there you never know what will happen, but I just keep trying to do the best I can."

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