Robert Kubica could return to action with Williams in Abu Dhabi with Paddy Lowe revealing they are poised to call him up for the post-season test.
Kubica is one of several drivers in line to replace Felipe Massa next season with Williams keen to give him more track time before making a decision.
As such the Polish driver, who last raced in F1 with Renault before suffering severe arm injuries in a pre-season rally crash in 2011, could take part in the two-day post-Abu Dhabi tyre test.
“Almost certainly we’ll give him one of the tyre test days after Abu Dhabi,” Lowe told the German Sky Sports.
“Obviously it’s something that’s getting a lot of attention and notice, but it’s something we’re going to do internally, so we won’t tell anyone what we’re doing at this stage.”