Nelson Piquet Jr has hinted that he could return to F1, although he doesn't think there is a chance it will happen this year.
Piquet, who left F1 with his tail between his legs in the wake of Singapore-gate - one of the most explosive examples of cheating in recent sporting memory - began his career on the other side of the Pond in NASCAR last weekend, when he made his debut in the ARCA Racing Series' curtain-raising Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200.
Speaking to Motorsport Aktuell
though, the former Renault F1 driver added that he won't necessarily compete exclusively in the USA in 2010.
“I have all sorts of plans, and I am keeping my eyes and ears open,” he explained. “Let's see what I find to drive.
“In December I finished just behind Michael Schumacher at the kart world championships in Las Vegas. I am also working on a deal to go to Le Mans with a GT2 Ferrari.”
Asked specifically about F1, Piquet was non-committal.
“Who knows. But this year, F1 is in a bit of a muddle, with all these (new) teams but no one knowing whether they will be there or not. It reminds me more of GP2,” he concluded.