Johnny Herbert wants to continue his racing career despite taking a new management role with Jordan.
The Essex-born Herbert won the Le Mans 24-hour race in 1991
The 41-year-old has returned to Formula One to become Jordan's new sporting relations manager and is charged with improving the team's public perception.
But although he will resist any attempt to test the struggling car, Herbert says he will not retire just yet.
"I am at Jordan for the long term but I am still wanting to race and I've got something coming on," he said.
"I've always had an interest in Nascar and it's something I have been working on for a year and I don't know where that's going to end up.
"If it does happen that will restrict a little bit what I do but I am still going to be involved with it whatever happens. The racing is still a part of my life it is something I can still do."
Herbert won three Grands Prix in an F1 career that finished at the end of the 2000 season.
Recently Herbert has been racing in the Le Mans 24 Hours, the American Le Mans Series and the Le Mans Endurance Series.
He took up his Jordan job before the British Grand Prix last month but insists he will not be getting back behind the wheel of an F1 car again.
"It's been spoken about but I don't think it should be the role that I am trying to do," he said.
"I don't think I should be the guy that's getting in it just because I have more experience than our drivers. That's not my role."