Former Toyota driver Timo Glock could be given the chance to continue his F1 career with newcomers Manor GP in 2010.
Glock, who missed the final races of the 2009 season due to injuries he picked up in a qualifying crash at Suzuka, had been hotly tipped to move to Renault for next season even before the announcement that Toyota was to withdraw from the sport.
However, a deal to join up with Robert Kubica at the Regie
now appears to be far from done after Glock's manager Hans Bernd Kamps revealed that talks were ongoing with three teams about a drive.
F1 newcomers Manor, believed to have secured backing from Virgin for its debut season, are one of the three with the possibility that Glock could provide an experienced head for the Yorkshire-based outfit.
"We continue to be serious negotiations with three teams,” Kamps told Auto Motor und Sport
, “and Manor GP is one of them.
“We are now on the home stretch and expect a decision to be made at the start of next week.”
The same report also suggested that the team is looking to secure the services of a pay driver to fill the second seat, with Lucas di Grassi and A1GP title winner Adam Carroll believed to be top of the list.