Fisichella wants Patrese’s GP record

Tue, 17 April 2007, 06:15

Giancarlo Fisichella says he wants to stick around in formula one for at least four more years.

The Italian, although enduring a difficult season for Renault so far in 2007, is setting his sights on countryman Riccardo Patrese’s long-standing record of 256 grands prix.

Already a ten-year veteran with more than 180 races under his belt, surpassing Patrese’s record would see Fisichella appearing on the grid beyond 2011.

He told Gulf News: “I want to beat the world record before I consider leaving the circuit.”

Fisichella said he also hoped to see out his career at Renault, even though test driver Nelson Piquet Jr is impatiently eyeing the seat.

The Roman, who has also driven for Minardi, Jordan and Sauber, explained: “I will hopefully retire while competing for Renault because they are the best team I have had.”

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