Andy Soucek has revealed he could be on the verge of breaking back into Formula One.
The Spaniard was Virgin's test and reserve driver last year but he left the role complaining that "You don't even get in the car".
But now Spanish sports newspaper Marca quotes the 26-year-old as revealing he is "in negotiations" to return to F1 "and not just as a commentator".
"I will say no more," Soucek said in Spanish on his Twitter channel.
Soucek's countryman Javier Villa has been linked with HRT, amid the team's desire to become more Spanish with its new owners Thesan.
"We have not spoken with HRT yet. We will see how it evolves. You know how complex it is," added the former F2 champion Soucek, who subsequently moved to the Superleague series.