Antonio Giovinazzi believes it vital for his F1 future he continues to have 'one foot in the paddock for next season' with Ferrari.
Ferrari has confirmed that following Giovinazzi's release from Alfa Romeo at the end of the year after three seasons with the team, he will be a reserve driver with the Scuderia.
Giovinazzi will dovetail his programme in Formula E by serving as an understudy to Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz at 12 grands prix in 2022, with Haas driver Mick Schumacher fulfilling the same role at the remaining 11 races.
Speaking to GPFans in an interview prior to Ferrari's announcement, Giovinazzi made clear it would be "really important to keep one foot in this paddock next year".
Although the Italian is committed to FE next season, he has made no secret of his desire to land another seat in F1 in 2023.
"You have more power, for sure," added Giovinazzi, who at the time of the interview in Abu Dhabi had already held talks with Ferrari about his new role.
"For me, it's really important to keep with Ferrari. They have more power and if you want to come back, it's easier.
"I've been part of that family since 2017. Quite a lot of time now, five years. They were the team I signed a contract with at the end of 2016 after coming out of GP2.
"They were the family that give me the chance to go to F1 with Alfa Romeo in 2019, so they've been important for me."