Having taken a role as a Ferrari development driver in 2018, Daniil Kvyat says he’s not ruling out rejoining the Scuderia as a race driver should they have an opening.
Although Ferrari has locked in Charles Leclerc into a long-term deal, his 2021 team-mate is yet to be decided.
Sebastian Vettel is the first choice for the Scuderia but has yet to start contract talks with team boss Mattia Binotto.
Rumours claim should the German opt to walk away from F1 at the end of this season, Lewis Hamilton is Ferrari’s top pick to replace him while F1 commentator Martin Brundle believes Carlos Sainz could earn himself a promotion.
Ferrari junior Antonio Giovinazzi would also like the seat, as too would former Ferrari employee Kvyat.
The Russian driver spent the 2018 season as Ferrari’s development driver after he was dropped from the Red Bull programme.
Recalled in 2019, he rejoined Toro Rosso and will remain with the team, now known as AlphaTauri, for this season.
However, Kyvat isn’t ruling out returning to Maranello in the future.
“Do I think of going to Ferrari in 2021? The important thing is to do well where you are, then in the future you never know,” Gazzetta dello Sport reports him as having told Sky.
“In our sport there are many possibilities if one does well.
The 25-year-old, who last year bagged a podium at the German GP – only the second in the team’s history, is dreaming of winning F1 grands prix and fighting for World titles.
“I keep myself motivated because I want more and more,” he said.
“I am a competitive athlete and every time I start the season I want always do better.
“I aim to win, I am in F1 for this and I will continue to push to achieve this goal.”