Former Toyota technical director Mike Gascoyne has broken his silence for the first time since his controversial split with the team immediately after the Australian GP, declaring: "I'm not in any rush to come back."
Gascoyne attended the British GP as a keenly interested spectator and although bound under the terms of a still-current Toyota contract to remain silent about his separation from the team, he admitted life away from the pressure of F1 had been treating him well.
He said: "I've been sailing every day and so far just enjoying the chance to do some of the things I couldn't do before."
He stopped short of dismissing a return to F1, at some point after his Toyota contract expires in October, but he insisted he was in ho hurry to return to the sport he has worked in since 1988.
Gascoyne joined Toyota in December 2003 and was largely responsible for the team's dramatic improvement in performance from 2005.
His acrimonious departure from the team came after a series of disagreements with other senior Toyota personnel.