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Patel happy to write his own 'Formula' of success


SPA-FRANCOCHAMPS: Most aspiring Indian drivers might have their eyes set on Formula One, but Aditya Patel is cool about not racing in a Formula car at all.The Indian racer has come a long way since his first stint in the Formula BMW Asia series in 2008 and, after four years of cutting his teeth in the sport, is comfortable about competing in the Audi R8 GT3 series.”I have worked towards this for three years, so naturally I feel happy driving in this series. I like driving a GT car more than the Formula car,” said Patel on Friday. “We are trying to change people’s mindset because motorsports in not all about F1. The GT series has got a minimum of 30 cars and a maximum of 60, it’s totally different.”It’s not surprising considering that the 25-year-old became the first Indian to race in the 24-hour race at the Nurburgring last month, driving an Audi TTS. Audi signed Patel earlier this year for a three-year programme after a strong performance in the Scirocco Cup last year.

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