Nico Hulkenberg says his career's future may lie in the World Endurance Championship with Porsche if he fails to find a competitive Formula 1 drive.
The German, considered as one of the star drivers in grand prix racing in recent years, will race with Porsche in the Le Mans 24 Hours and in the WEC round at Spa this year.
Hulkenberg currently races in F1 with Force India, but he has endured a difficult start to the 2015 season as the Silverstone-based squad was the last of the F1 teams to run its 2015 car during pre-season testing.
Maybe this [Porsche] is a new home for the future.
Force India has also delayed the introduction of a B-spec car, and both Hulkenberg and teammate Sergio Perez are expecting difficult times until then.
Hulkenberg, who says he has not been in contact with any other teams, suggested Porsche may be where his future lies.
"Maybe this [Porsche] is a new home for the future," the 27-year-old told Germany's Sky.
"I'm still working on it to try to bring my career forwards. My goal to win races and become world champion remains."
He added: "At the moment everything is quiet. It's only April."
The German driver insisted Force India could struggle until it introduces the heavily-updated B-spec car in the Austrian Grand Prix, the eighth round of the championship.
"It is not an easy situation at the moment," Hulkenberg admitted.
"I think in the next two months - until Austria - not too much should be expected from us.
"At least we have something to work towards, but the reality is that right now we are simply too slow and can't do very much."