Amid suggestions Renault is disappointed with Nick Heidfeld's recent form, the name Romain Grosjean has returned to the F1 rumour mill.
The Swiss-born Frenchman had a poor start to his F1 career amid the 'crashgate' scandal with Renault in 2009, but is once again associated with the team under the management of Eric Boullier.
25-year-old Grosjean is currently leading the GP2 championship and was mentioned by Italy's Autosprint in an article about Robert Kubica and Heidfeld.
The report said the spat between Renault co-owner Gerard Lopez and Kubica's manager Daniele Morelli indicates not all is well in that relationship behind the scenes.
"One senses that the cooperation between driver and team is compromised," said the sport.
Renault is well implanted in F1, and that's good to be with them
At the same time, Boullier is reportedly not happy with the performance so far of Kubica's 2011 stand-in, German Heidfeld.
All those are good signs for Grosjean's F1 return.
"It's my condition, my target," he told motorsport-magazin.com.
Asked if it will happen with Renault, the Frenchman answered: "That's too hard to say. Renault is well implanted in F1, and that's good to be with them."