Kimi Raikkonen says he would not close the door completely on a return to Ferrari, amid rumours linking him to the second seat alongside Fernando Alonso in 2013.
Raikkonen drove for Ferrari from 2007 to '09, winning the world championship in his first season with the Italian team. He has returned to Formula 1 with Lotus this year after a two-season sojourn in the World Rally Championship, and is currently fifth in the points with five podium finishes to his name.
Ferrari is considering potential replacements for Felipe Massa next season, and it emerged in Hungary that Raikkonen's impressive form in 2012 had made him a dark horse contender for a drive.
The major stumbling block would be a difficult relationship between Raikkonen and Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo.
Asked if he would consider a Ferrari return, Raikkonen replied: "I always said that I have no bad feelings and I had a good time with the team. I won one championship there."
But while not ruling out a potential Ferrari future, Raikkonen emphasised that he was very content with life at Lotus.
"You never know what happens in the future," he said. "I am happy where I am right now. Things going pretty nicely.
"You never know what happens in the future and I am happy where I am."