Kazuki Nakajima admits his immediate Formula 1 future currently rests with Toyota. Despite never having raced with the now-departed team, the former Williams drivers remains part of its young driver scheme and hopes a drive can be found ahead of the new season.
Based on his 2009 form for Williams, where he was summarily outclassed by team-mate Nico Rosberg (above) and involved in his fair share of accidents, this would seem unlikely. Nakajima clearly struggled with the competitiveness of the field this season and was unable to score a World Championship point.
Talking at the Toyota Motor Sports Festival at the weekend, the son of former F1 driver Satoru Nakajima hopes that a race seat can be secured.
"I have handed negotiations over to Toyota for next season and, at the moment, there is no contract but a lot of uncertain things in F1 because more teams will join and there are some vacant seats on the driver market," Nakajima explained to GPUpdate.net at Fuji Speedway.
Wishful thinking, Kaz!