Formula One driver Robert Kubica, seriously injured in a crash in February 2011, will not as suggested be competing in Germany's touring car championship (DTM) this season.
The 28-year-old Pole had tested for Mercedes in Valencia this month but his possible drive in the German team's 2013 DTM line-up has gone instead to Spain's Dani Juncadella.
Kubica's plans for the year are unclear, but a campaign in the European Rally championship has been mooted.
Kubica, with the Renault F1 team at the time, suffered life-threatening multiple injuries in an accident at the Ronde di Andora Rally two years ago.
His right-hand was partially severed in the crash in northern Italy when he hit a safety barrier and had to be cut free from his car. He also suffered serious injuries to his shoulder and leg.