Felipe Nasr says that while Sauber is on his “priority list”, he is still open to looking at other options for the 2017 season.
This year, Nasr’s second in Formula 1, has not gone according to plan.
The Brazilian racer and his team-mate Marcus Ericsson have yet to score a single point as Sauber’s financial woes have hampered the team’s efforts.
Now under new ownership, Nasr says Sauber can look forward to a better showing in 2017, but that doesn’t mean he is closing the door to rival teams.
“I’m still open to the options,” he told Autosport.
“Sauber is on the priority list because I’ve been here for the team and I know the plans they have for next year.
“I have seen the plans they have on the 2017 car and there are a lot of promising things that can happen here.
“Looking at Sauber, they have always been able to build some competitive cars.
“If they have the right people and the key things in place, I believe they can do a pretty good job.
“There is a lot more stability now since the new investors took over.
“I would target 2017 as being the year they are focusing on.
“I still consider Sauber a very attractive option but we’re still open to other things as well.”