Former Grand Prix driver Jean Alesi wants to remain involved in Formula One, despite the collapse of Direxiv's F1 effort.
Alesi was tipped to become Direxiv's team boss. He had visited several Grands Prix on behalf of the Japanese investment firm, spending time with McLaren, whose car and engines the team were going to use.
But, as autosport.com revealed earlier this month, Direxiv have abandoned their plans for F1 after deciding to pull out their motorsport involvement.
Speaking to this week's Autosport, Alesi said he hoped to find a new job in F1.
"I want to be in F1 in some way, and I'm looking to find another solution," he said. "I'm still a beginner in this, so perhaps I could help out someone who was very busy on a race weekend, or maybe I could have a role with another sponsor."
Alesi added that he was disappointed at the way Direxiv pulled out of the sport - especially by failing to meet contractual obligations to the GP2 DPR team.
"Direxiv is finished with motorsport. They had committed strongly to F1, but now they have changed direction.
"I'm not sure they have acted very well and need to behave correctly and honour their contracts with teams and drivers."