Oxfordshire-based Formula 2 driver Will Bratt still believes he can win the Championship this season despite being four points below the top three.
Bratt, 21, who finished fifth last year, sits fourth in the standings having secured four podiums this term.
"We are quite a long way behind the leader but the target is to win the Championship," Bratt told BBC Oxford.
"If we keep up the momentum and start picking up more wins then we can challenge for it and finish strongly."
The ex-GP2 driver came third in the Formula Renault Championship in 2007 before clinching the F3000 Euroseries title in 2009, but Bratt admits his ultimate goal is to compete in the Formula One World Championship.
"F1 is the top of the ladder for every European driver, it's what everybody is aiming towards," said the Banbury-based driver.
"But you can't just be good on the track, you have to have a lot of money behind you because the F1 cars take a lot of development.
"We've given ourselves a couple of years to achieve this, once we've got money together we can look strongly at what we want to do and look towards competing in F1."