Pierre Gasly could head to Super Formula next season after Red Bull completed their driver line up when they opted to retain Daniil Kvyat.
Gasly was next in line to step into Formula 1 with Toro Rosso, however, Red Bull decided instead to retain Kvyat as Carlos Sainz’s team-mate.
Despite losing out on a F1 promotion, the 20-year-old will remain with the Red Bull family who are now looking at placing him in Super Formula to keep him race sharp.
Should he secure a drive in the Japanese series, Gasly would follow in the footsteps of McLaren driver Stoffel Vandoorne.
The GP2 driver told Motorsport.com: “I think for sure it can be a really good challenge.
“I spoke quite a lot with Stoffel about it and he said: ‘Yeah, it’s a good experience.’ I think the cars are really competitive. The level is really high as well.
“It’s a completely different culture, but I would be up for it if we find a good deal with a good team.
“If we are sure we do it in good conditions, definitely, I think it would be positive to do it and also really good for experience.”