Hartley targets a long career in F1

Hartley targets a long career in F1

Hartley, who agreed with Toro Rosso after a surprise entry to F1, has already said he is aiming to continue after the 2018 season.

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Former Porsche LMP1 driver Hartley competed with Toro Rosso in the last four races of the past season and then agreed on a full-time basis for the 2018 season. Hartley entered Formula One eight years after leaving Red Bull's young pilot program, becoming a 28-year-old rookie pilot.

Having achieved special conditions for his F1 seat, Hartley said he was starting to think about the future in Formula 1 after this season and that he was aiming for more than a year on the spud.

When Hartley was asked about the future after 2018, he said, "It was a long time ago."

"Getting out of the first grand prix race and then being a full time pilot was a dream for me, but then," OK, now Formula 1, how do I do it the best. How can I keep developing? ' you are starting to think.

"It might be better to take one step at a time and focus on just one race, but I feel much more prepared than last year and I'm really ready for this new fight with Toro Rosso Honda."

Having returned to the single-seat series after a five-year hiatus, Hartley explained how Porsche's highly technical nature of the LMP1 program helped him prepare for F1.

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Hartley said, "Driving with Porsche in the LMP1 over the past four years is a great preparation for me, and competing at Le Mans for Porsche brings along a serious pressure, so I feel I am ready to enter Formula 1, which is extremely high pressure."

"You are working with 20, 30 engineers on the racetrack, a similar number of people, similar processes, meetings, mechanics and media especially at Le Mans."

"I also had the chance to learn a lot from them because I competed with them against drivers like Mark [Webber] and Timo [Bernhard]."

"Although I have entered Formula 1 unconventionally, I hope this shows that I am the right person and that things go well." said.

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