Robert Kubica has confirmed his desire to return to Formula One next year with Renault.
Asked by a fan on the team's website if he will be ready for the 2012 season and a title fight, the injured Pole answered: "Yes to the first question.
"For your second question, we will have to wait until the first test in 2012!"
There have been rumours recently of disagreements between Renault team chiefs and Kubica's management, particularly over the timing of the return from his horror rally crash.
"I'm a Lotus Renault GP driver," insisted the 26-year-old. "Of course, I'm missing not being able to drive this season but I feel that my job in Enstone isn't finished yet."
My weight has now returned to its normal level
Kubica insisted he is mentally strong but in a physical sense "still a bit weak".
"But my general condition is quite good," he said. "My weight has now returned to its normal level and for a few weeks I've been able to walk without help. All in all I feel pretty well.
"I am satisfied with how things are proceeding," Kubica told another online fan.
"The improvement is in line with the expectations, and luckily there are no complications that could affect the recovery time.
"It is still too early to have a clear picture for the timing of my return but the important thing is the final outcome not the hurry."