Gerhard Berger has played down rumours of a return to the Formula One pitwall, but admitted he expressed interest in a GP2 team recently.

Gerhard Berger
Gerhard Berger

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The former ten-time Grand Prix winner, BMW motor sport director and Toro Rosso co-owner has rejected reports he is considering an offer to work with Lotus, amid rumours Eric Boullier's position as team boss is in doubt.

"One should never say never, but right now there is nothing on the horizon," Berger, 52, told Austrian television Servus TV.

However, the former Ferrari and McLaren driver did admit to sniffing around a GP2 team recently.

"It's true, a few weeks ago I looked at a GP2 team," he confirmed. "It was Super Nova."

Berger denies that he is set to become the British team's new boss.

"It was brought to my attention so I did come to look more closely, but in this case I have to say -- clearly no," the Austrian insisted.