Tony Kanaan finished sixth in his one-off Formula Nippon appearance at Suzuka at the weekend.
The Brazilian took part in the Japanese championship's final round due to his ties with Honda, finishing sixth having started 18th on the grid in the 21-car field.
"I was pleased at the end of the day, after all I gained 12 positions in the race, and I really liked Suzuka," said Kanaan, who had never driven a Nippon car before the first practice session of the weekend.
The former IndyCar Series champion added that he spoke with Formula One drivers Felipe Massa and Rubens Barrichello about the Suzuka circuit, which was the regular home of the Japanese Grand Prix until this year.
He also said that he would like to do the event again next year, providing he could prepare well enough for it.
"The standing start was especially difficult, since I hadn't done one in 12 years," he said, "but I'd like to be back next year, just with more time to practice."