Cape Town - Nico Rosberg believes his former team Mercedes will weigh up a move for Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel at the end of the 2017 season.
Vettel was mentioned as a potential candidate to become Lewis Hamilton's new team-mate after the reigning World Champion announced his shock retirement.
Valtteri Bottas was eventually chosen picked to be Rosberg's replacement, but the German believes that a move for his compatriot is still not completely out of question.
"Vettel's Ferrari contract ends this year, he'd be a sensible option for Mercedes and one that I'm sure they'll contemplate," Rosberg told La Repubblica.
Rosberg also re-stated his desire to see Hamilton and Fernando Alonso to lock horns again, before saying Bottas ultimately made more sense for Mercedes.
"As a fan of Formula One you could not hope for anything better," said Rosberg.
"Alonso against Hamilton, ten years later, it would be a great show. But Bottas makes more sense for Mercedes."