Vitantonio Liuzzi is in a "difficult contractual situation" with just one month until the rescheduled 2011 season opener in Australia.
That is the claim of the Finnish daily Turun Sanomat, referring to Italian Liuzzi's push to secure the final seat on the grid at HRT.
Technically, the 29-year-old is still under contract to Force India, despite the Silverstone based team ousting him to make room for Paul di Resta's debut.
The Turun Sanomat report said Liuzzi is therefore still negotiating a compensation payment from Force India whilst simultaneously talking about an all-new contract with Hispania.
The report said that if the former Red Bull and Toro Rosso driver simply signs now with HRT, he could jeopardise the Force India talks.
At the same time, if he stalls on HRT - who are also considering hiring a pay-driver - he could be left with no job at all.
Meanwhile, Turun Sanomat said another option being considered by HRT is Christian Klien, who impressed last year for the struggling team in Singapore, Brazil and Abu Dhabi.