Ross Brawn has now met with Ferrari boss Jean Todt to discuss his possible return to the Italian team.
Brawn took a ‘sabbatical’ this year after a long and successful stint as technical director throughout the Michael Schumacher era.
The Briton was always scheduled to discuss his plans for the future with Todt at some point this season, and this process has now begun, the Guardian newspaper reports.
“The matter is still open on both sides,” Ferrari spokesman Luca Colajanni confirmed.
“No deal has been concluded, but the fact that talks have taken place is positive.”