Daniil Kvyat has said he thinks that Red Bull would be reluctant to give him a call back to F1, but said he remains open to returning to a full-time drive.
Kvyat lost his seat at AlphaTauri to Honda-backed Japanese prospect Yuki Tsunoda, and has since taken up the role of reserve driver at Alpine.
But Kvyat joking on the F1 Nation podcast when asked if could expect a call from Helmut Marko said he didn't think that his phone would be ringing anytime soon.
“I think he’s dying to give me a call. But I think this time, the pride might be in the way – because already last time it was a bit like admitting the mistake, no?” Kvyat said.
“My eyes are wide open, my ears also are open and to be honest I’m quite flexible.
“I enjoy my work with Alpine right now,” he added. “I’m giving my best always to the team that I’m with and right now I’m focused on that. I enjoy the atmosphere in the team. T
"They’re very interesting guys, a very hardcore racing team, and all the sessions I’ve attended on race weekends and in the testing sessions, they all work like a clock, very organised, very solid group of people. It will be interesting – I think this team has a huge potential for the future.
“So right now, it would be only fair to say I give my best to Alpine in whatever role I’m in.”