Franck Montagny has hinted strongly that he will not be returning to Formula One in 2010.

The 31-year-old Frenchman, a former test driver who contested a handful of races with Super Aguri in 2006, recently confirmed he has been in contact with the Renault and USF1 teams.

Montagny turned to endurance sports cars with Peugeot in 2009, and is now expected to return to Le Mans racing with the same French marque next year.

"F1 is magical but winning Le Mans would be realistic ... and just as magical!" he wrote on his official website.