Nico Rosberg fans had reason to smile today as the reigning World Champion says he is "open" to entering the all-electric series.
The former Mercedes driver hasn't raced since his December 2016 win over Lewis Hamilton, when he announced his retirement just five days later.
But, Rosberg, son of former Finnish World Champion Keke Rosberg, said he would be staying with Mercedes as an ambassador.
Then, following Mercedes' announcement in July that it would enter the all-electric Formula E during the 2019 season, rumours began to circulate that Rosberg might become the Mercedes team boss.
It's still not clear if that will happen, but there can be no doubt that Rosberg is keeping an open mind on involvement in the world's newest form of racing.
He said: "Racing will always be fun to me, so let's see what happens. I will always be passionate about our sport and there will always be options to be involved."
Fans ought not to hold their breath, however, as Rosberg is keeping quiet on exactly when and how he may get involved.
"It does not have to be tomorrow, it could be in ten years, but I will be open to all possibilities."
The all-electric racing series has only finished its third season, but has already attracted Mercedes' rivals Audi and BMW.
Now, with Mercedes' announcement, the sport looks set to become more exciting in years to come.
Rosberg's words add to the growing excitement around Formula E. Only last month, Mercedes director Toto Wolff described Formula E as "like an exciting start-up venture".
As Rosberg himself says: "This is the future of the world and it will be exciting to see when all those manufacturers put their cards on the table."
However, if Rosberg does return, don't expect him to build a relationship with a certain Lewis Hamilton again.
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