Pedro de la Rosa has hinted that he may not be retained by Sauber next season.
The veteran Spanish driver made his long-awaited return to racing action at the beginning of the year, but has so far failed to make any significant headway.
Although team owner Peter Sauber has confirmed that he will not change drivers during the season, de la Rosa’s comments after the Canadian Grand Prix suggest that he will be shown the door at the end of the year.
“I am enjoying it even though we have had a difficult start to the year,” he told the BBC. “I believe we can recover it and no matter how bad it’s been, it’s better than testing.
“I feel young and for the future, if anyone wants me, I am available. I am usable, even if I have to go back testing or as a reserve driver, because I have had another year in Formula One racing. It will extend my career, simple as that.”