Paul di Resta and his manager are not dismissing speculation the rookie Scot could be snapped up by Mercedes on the back of an impressive start to his Formula One career in 2011.
Di Resta, the reigning DTM champion for Mercedes, has been hailed as "exceptional" by Norbert Haug and tipped for a move to the Silver Arrows by British commentary legend Murray Walker, after the 25-year-old outqualified his experienced teammate Adrian Sutil in his first three attempts with Force India.
"It is great that people are talking but at the same time I have got to keep progressing," di Resta told the Telegraph.
His manager is Anthony Hamilton, the father of 2008 world champion and last-start Shanghai winner Lewis.
We've not spoken to anyone but for sure Paul is a Mercedes protege
Asked about the Mercedes rumours in particular, he said: "I would like to think there is an interest.
"We've not spoken to anyone but for sure Paul is a Mercedes protege and Norbert has said some very complimentary things about him," added Hamilton.