Sam Bird feels he has shown he deserves a chance in F1 even though he can't bring in the sort of sponsorship some drivers can.
The 26-year-old Brit is currently competing in the GP2 series with Russian time where he has claimed four race wins on his way to fourth in the Championship.
Bird is dreaming of a future in Formula One with the Mercedes reserve driver believing he has proven that he's worth a chance.
"I would like to think now that I have done enough to prove that I am capable," he said in an interview with Sky Sports F1 Online.
"I have won the most races of anyone so far in GP2 - I certainly feel that I am ready and I feel that I have done enough now to prove that if I was put into a race seat I could do a good job for a race team.
"I think it is clear now that in Formula 1, you need to take money - most, if not all people now need to take some form of sponsorship to a team - and I think that my performances so far this year have shown I warrant the chance, but I still need help and that final push to get into Formula 1."
He added: "Maybe I wouldn't need to take as much sponsorship as some people because of my performances, but that is still on-going work to try and secure a seat for next year.
"It is still the dream for me to be a Formula 1 driver and it is just that last little push now that I need to try and secure the seat."
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