The Aston Martin chairman Dave Richards is contemplating a return to Formula 1, but only if he can be competitive.
Richards, who has run the Benetton and BAR-Honda F1 teams, almost returned with his Prodrive team last year.
Motor sport's world governing body, the FIA, is set to confirm that a budget cap will come into force for next year, possibly around $80 million.
FIA president Max Mosley has also offered financial aid to get more teams involved.
Richards says the situation is quite appealing at the moment...
The British team Lola and an American outfit are also considering entering next year.