Formula Ford champ looks to overseas options

Anton De Pasquale

Anton De Pasquale

Recently crowned Australian Formula Ford Champion Anton De Pasquale is aiming to continue his open-wheel racing career overseas next season.

The 17-year-old Victorian clinched the title with a round of the season remaining after recording a clean sweep of victories at Phillip Island last weekend.

With CAMS electing to discontinue Formula Ford’s championship status at the end of the season, De Pasquale ensured his name will be the last etched into the record books.

“Its a pretty good thing to have on your CV being the last official Australian Formula Ford Champion,” De Pasquale told Speedcafe.com.

“It’s such a great title to win as there have been so many top quality drivers that done well here and overseas, who have won this championship in the past.”

De Pasquale is already looking ahead to the 2014 season and has earmarked a move to an overseas wings and slicks formula, in a bid to continue his rise up the single seater ladder.

He is yet to agree a deal for next season but says his options will be determined by budget.

“We have been looking towards next year for a fair while but our main goal has been to secure this Formula Ford title,” he said.

“It will all depend on budget where we go from here but the aim is to go overseas and we will see what kind of budget we can pull together to do that.

“I hope to do a slicks and wings category overseas and try to follow in the footsteps of over drivers who have gone over there, with the ultimate career goal being trying to get an F1 drive.”

De Pasquale will head to Sydney’s Homebush circuit for the final round of the Australian Formula Ford Championship on December 6-8.

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