Oct.24 (GMM) Lucas di Grassi has admitted there is a "good possibility" he will step up to make his formula one race debut with Renault next year.
The 24-year-old Brazilian has been the team's test driver in 2008, while racing as a frontrunner in the support series GP2."There is a good possibility that I will be in F1 next year," he is quoted as saying in Sao Paulo by Reuters.Di Grassi, who would replace Renault's current drivers Fernando Alonso or Nelson Piquet, said staying with the team is his "first option" but refused to rule out making his F1 debut elsewhere."The option is up to Renault. They have the possibility of extending my contract, so I am waiting for their decision to see if it will be with Renault or if I will have permission to negotiate with other teams," he said.