Fassbender on the fast lane 'learning curve' with Ferrari
Michael Fassbender has revealed he is planning to spend more time in the fast lane next year - as a racing car driver.
The Irish actor has enjoyed an impressive first season competing on the North American Ferrari Challenge circuit.
Now, the Alien: Covenant star has said he is hoping to build on his success next year by producing even better performances behind the wheel.
"Hopefully I will race in the challenge again next year, fingers crossed," the 40-year-old said.
"I'd like to continue forward and see where I can get to. It would be great to try some GT cars, and I'll take it as far as I can."
In an interview with Autosport, the actor who was raised in Killarney, Co Kerry, described the past season as a "learning curve".
"It's intense. There's a lot of information to take on and a lot of car," he added.
"It's almost 700bhp. I've learned a lot.
"It's been an incredible experience, really."
In an earlier interview, Fassbender - who despite not owning a car is a lifelong motoring enthusiast - said he fulfilled a dream by teaming up with Ferrari and following in the footsteps of his hero, Formula One legend Michael Schumacher.
The Hollywood star, who recently married Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, said: "Ferrari is defined by racing, and training with the Ferrari team gave me a great foundation to hone my skills behind the wheel of the 488 Challenge race car.
"From a very early age I idolised Ferrari and its champion, Michael Schumacher, in particular. Racing in the Ferrari Challenge brings that dream full circle."