Christijan Albers will this weekend attend his first grand prix since being dropped from the Spyker lineup in July.
Although no longer in the driver’s seat, the Dutchman is still under contract to the Silverstone based team and it is understood that he will at Monza be undertaking some duties on behalf of sponsors.
But Albers, 28, is undoubtedly also using his trip to Italy, officially beginning on Saturday, to feel out any possibilities as a driver elsewhere in F1.
“In our profession you must be very realistic,” he is quoted as saying by the Dutch magazine Formule 1 Race Report.
“What are your choices? What do you want? Do you want to race? Do you want to become a test driver?
“Do you want to think about becoming competitive in a different category?”