Championship leader Luciano Bacheta insists he is more focused
on 'scoring points' than sealing the FIA Formula Two title during
next month's (7-9 September) rounds at the Hungaroring.
The Brit heads into rounds 13 and 14 with a healthy 32.5 point advantage over nearest rival Mathéo Tuscher, with just four races left to play out this season.
However, the 22-year-old is playing down his title chances and says that he is mindful of taking each race as it comes. "I'm just focused on getting good results," said Bacheta. "I've had some bad luck and made a few errors recently so I'm keen to be scoring heavily again and hopefully get a win or two! I feel like I've not had a 'proper' win for a while as my last one at Spa was only half points."
Bacheta is also fully aware that there are still four drivers - Tuscher, Christopher Zanella, Markus Pommer and Mihai Marinescu - who can still potentially wrestle the title away from him. "I guess it's mine to lose," he continued. "After Brands Hatch, Marinescu was my main rival and the one I was covering but after Paul Ricard it's Tuscher. I'm not concerned about one single person, I'm just focused on myself and scoring well. It's been tough maintaining my lead but now I really need to push."
With 100 points still up for grabs, the penultimate rounds at Budapest will prove crucial and a circuit where qualifying will be even more important. "It's not an easy track to overtake on so qualifying will be key. I like the track a lot and it suits my driving style, plus we're on top of the tyres now, especially in hot weather after Paul Ricard. I've not been back to Hungary since my big crash last year in GP3 but I'm not at all nervous about returning. I got straight back in the car after my accident so it's well and truly 'out of my system' so to speak."
Bacheta added: "Of course, it would be amazing to win the title at Hungary. All year I've had one eye on the prize so to be able to head to the last rounds knowing the pressure is off would be fantastic. I'm not fussed either way though, as long as I win it!"