Romain Grosjean has said he will back Renault's decision when it comes to replacing the injured Robert Kubica, even though it appears highly likely that he will be overlooked for the role.
Grosjean took part in seven races for the season back in 2009 after the departure of Nelson Piquet Jr but then left the team at the end of the year before returning for 2011 in a test and reserve role.
While fellow test driver Bruno Senna has been mentioned as one possible option to replace Kubica, albeit behind hot favourite Nick Heidfeld, Grosjean looks to set to remain in GP2 having started his racing season today in the opening round of the new Asia Series season.
While he admits he would jump at the chance to make a return to the grid, Grosjean said he would respect whatever decision is taken by Renault with his long-term focus being on securing a race seat for the 2012 campaign.
"I am ready to answer the call, but for now I'm here to race in GP2," he was quoted by L'Equipe
. "My goal and (management company) Gravity's goal is for me to be in F1 in 2012, and we will work towards that step by step.
"If they do call me, I'll go, but if they have something else in mind, I accept it as a member of the team. I will always support the team and, at the moment, all of my thoughts are with Robert."