Another potential full-time successor for the departed Renault team boss Flavio Briatore can be scratched from the list.
Former F1 drivers Alain Prost and Gerhard Berger have been linked with the role, and although it is believed the quadruple world champion is still interested, Berger denies that talks even took place.
Former team technical director Bob Bell is currently standing in as temporary team principal, but it has not been confirmed that he will retain the role into 2010.
Frederic Vasseur, a partner of Nicolas Todt with the leading GP2 team ART, has also been connected with the job, as have David Richards and Craig Pollock.
59-year-old Olivier Quesnel, meanwhile, is the sports boss for Peugeot and Citroen, including the latter's successful world rally foray.
But Finland's Turun Sanomat reports that although the Frenchman was short-listed to succeed Briatore at Renault, he has ruled out a switch to Formula One.