Mark Webber has targeted victory at Le Mans as his first priority once he leaves Formula One at the end of the season.
The Australian Red Bull driver, who will link up with Porsche to race sports cars in 2014, said he plans to stay with the German manufacturer for a “good few years” in the hope of winning one of the world’s most famous endurance races.
“To put that with the Monaco (victory in F1), that would be nice,” he told Network Ten’s Revealed program on Thursday night.
“Whether one is enough there, maybe I want to grab a few. But of course you’ve got to get the first one done, which won’t be easy. We’ve got some tough competition.
“So that’s the first goal, to win Le Mans; win that outright, down the road.
“And then we’ll go from there.”
Nine-time grand prix winner Webber admitted he will miss driving F1 cars on some of the world’s greatest circuits but needed a new challenge.
“I’ve got those memories. They’re great and I really enjoy having those,” he said.
“But to look at the next chapter, I can’t put my feet out of bed each morning with no super purpose – I still need to do something.
“I can’t turn racing off and just finish.”
One thing he won’t miss is his turbulent partnership with Sebastian Vettel.
Webber said he wasn’t “super surprised” when Vettel, now a quadruple world champion, ignored team orders and overtook him at the Malaysian Grand Prix earlier this year – a move that denied the 37-year-old his maiden race victory of the season.
Asked whether he trusted Vettel if that situation arose in either of the year’s final two events in the US or Brazil, Webber said: “Well not [after] the Malaysia situation, because we know what would happen.
“A cheetah never changes its spots.”
The penultimate round of the season begins on November 17 in Austin, Texas.