Formula V8 3.5 title hopeful Binder looking at 2018 IndyCar seat – IndyCar

Formula V8 3.5 championship contender Rene Binder is looking to IndyCar for a 2018 drive.

The 25-year-old Austrian intends to take advantage of FV8 3.5 racing on the World Endurance Championship bill at Austin in September the day before the IndyCar finale at Sonoma to visit the American single-seater series.

“I will watch the race in Sonoma on the Sunday after our race,” Binder told Autosport.

“We need to see what possibilities we have.

“I would be interested in doing something in IndyCar because I really like it – the street circuits and this kind of racing.

“Unfortunately we don’t do street circuits in 3.5 which is a pity, so I’ll look if there’s something possible there.”

Binder finished seventh in FV8 last season, his first full campaign in the series after two years in GP2.

“Last year I hadn’t driven the Michelin tyres before,” he said.

“It was not too difficult to adapt, but I didn’t know the car, the tyres, and most of the circuits were new for me.”

He took his first FV8 wins in this year’s Monza double-header, but lost the championship lead to Lotus team-mate Pietro Fittipaldi at Aragon at the end of June after a collision with Yu Kanamaru in the second race.

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