Nico Hulkenberg has left open the door to the 2014 season, intensifying rumours he could be paving a road to Ferrari. Some have interpreted the German's move from Force India to Sauber for next year...
Some have interpreted the German's move from Force India to Sauber for next year as a sideways step, while others think Hulkenberg is laying down a path to his future with the small Ferrari-powered Swiss team.
Indeed, the 25-year-old was linked with Ferrari's works team before Maranello decided to keep Felipe Massa in 2013, but the Brazilian - like Hulkenberg - has only been signed up for a single season.
"I cannot tell you where I'm going in 2014," Hulkenberg told Germany's Auto Bild Motorsport. "Formula one is a fast-moving business."
He did admit: "In the long term I want to drive for podiums and race wins and become world champion.
"Which team it will be with is located in the stars," added Hulkenberg.