Giancarlo Fisichella has not ruled out the possibility of returning to Force India next season, ahead of discussions with his Ferrari team about racing opportunities in 2010.
Although Fisichella's only confirmed plans for next year are as reserve driver for Ferrari, the Italian openly said that he would be interested in a chance to carry on racing as well.
Speaking in Abu Dhabi ahead of last grand prix for Ferrari, Fisichella said that he would sit down with his bosses after the season to look at what is on offer for 2010.
"After this race we will see what the possibilities are," said Fisichella. "We are now just talking about this race. So far, I am not thinking of racing with a new team. But if there is a good possibility to race with a team that has experience from the past then I prefer that. But to start from the beginning, like Force India last year, I think is difficult."
When asked if there was a chance of him returning to his old Force India team, Fisichella said: "Why not? It is open. It could be Force India. There are a lot of teams without drivers so far."
Fisichella's move to Ferrari from the Italian Grand Prix has not delivered the results that he or the team had hoped for, and he admitted that he would be far from pleased if he ended the season having not scored a single point for the Maranello outfit.
"It is a bit frustrating," he said. "I would be disappointed, but I am doing my best. It is not easy to jump from Force India and jump to the Ferrari car, which has completely different handling and completely different behavior.
"I have driven for 14 years in F1 how I want and now I need to change, in braking and downshifting, my style of driving. I am doing my best. In the last couple of races, the race pace was good, the problem was the qualifying session. Here, in the long runs I had the same pace as Kimi."