Plans are being made for Robert Kubica's return to Formula One -- with Ferrari.
That is the claim of the authoritative La Gazzetta dello Sport correspondent Andrea Cremonesi, who raised the prospect of a test for the Pole in the Spring in the famous Italian team's 2010 single seater.
Cremonesi's report confirmed rumours that Kubica's relationship with the Lotus team will end completely once his contract runs out in less than three weeks.
Well-known for being close to Ferrari sources, he wrote that Kubica is much more likely to return to the grid alongside Fernando Alonso in 2013.
He said Kubica, still recovering from his horror rallying crash, will test the 2010-specification F10 car at Mugello next Spring.
Spain's AS newspaper said that, pending the last phase of his rehabilitation, Kubica may already have reached some sort of agreement with Ferrari regarding the 2013 season.