Ferrari has expressed interest in linking up with Robert Kubica once the Pole is ready to return to Formula One, according to reports.

Fernando Alonso, Scuderia Ferrari with a sticker of Robert Kubica, Lotus Renault GP helmet
Fernando Alonso, Scuderia Ferrari with a sticker of Robert Kubica, Lotus Renault GP helmet

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The rumours follow speculation his relationship with Renault might be coming to an end, with the existing contract set to run out and the Lotus-sponsored team likely to pick between Vitaly Petrov, Romain Grosjean and Bruno Senna at least for its initial 2012 lineup.

At the same time, there are other rumours, including that Eric Boullier has not spoken to Kubica for weeks, and that the 26-year-old driver might need yet another wrist operation.

"He has broken off most of his contacts, even to the Polish journalists," a source told Germany's Auto Motor und Sport.

At the same time, it is being reported that Ferrari might be interested in assessing Kubica next year with an eye to installing him as Felipe Massa's successor beyond 2012.

"It is all highly speculative at the moment," read the report in Auto Motor und Sport. "Nobody can say today that Kubica will ever go back to his old level of performance.

"His stock will only rise again when he turns competitive laptimes in a Formula One car. And if he shows that he can be his old self again, he will open many doors -- not just at Ferrari."