Indy Lights racer Jonathan Summerton has revealed that he is talks with the American Cypher Group regarding a move into F1 for the 2011 season.

Cypher is one of the teams fighting to secure the vacant slot on the grid for next season despite the failure of fellow American's USF1 to make take up its entry for 2010.

Summerton had previously been linked with USF1 but has now used the social networking site Twitter to reveal that he is working with Cypher to try and make his breakthrough into F1.

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"Working hard with Cypher towards being the American F1 team with an American driver," Summerton wrote. "They have applied and (I'm) pretty sure things are looking good. I'm confident!"

The team itself meanwhile has confirmed that it is 'in contact' with the former F3 Euroseries and A1GP driver.

Cypher isn't regarded as one of the favourites to secure the vacant place on the grid, with ART Grand Prix being viewed as the front-runner by a number of leading figures.