Sebastien Bourdais says 2008 is probably his last chance to launch a career in formula one. The Champ Car title leader, who has won the last three championships in the American open-wheeler series, is closely linked with a move to Toro Rosso and is scheduled to test the car again at the upcoming Spa-Francorchamps session in July.

But the 28-year-old Frenchman is also firmly established with a young family in Florida and admits that moving to NASCAR might also be an attractive option. "Right now, there are three possibilities: stay in Champ Car, maybe formula one and maybe NASCAR," he is quoted as saying by the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "That's a whole lot of maybes."

F1 has long been an ambition for Bourdais but he said it is frustrating that, despite his achievements - which include the F3000 title in 2002 - he is still being asked to prove himself at tests. "I know what I can do, you know," he explained. "I've been around long enough. I know in a good car and good conditions, I can get it done. "It's all about getting the right opportunity."

Bourdais continued: "If it's going to happen, it has to get going pretty soon. You don't get into formula one past 30 years old, and I'm 28, so it's pretty clear it's either going to be next year, or probably never." (GMM)