No, Kamui is going to get on the podium at Le Mans and he'll get the "knock on the head" that other successful sportscar+ex-F1 drivers have talked about, realize there's more to motorsport than F1 and start racing anything and everything he can get his hands on. Being a factory Ferrari driver in GTs is NOT a springboard back to the F1 team.
He probably doesnt need such thing as knock on the head. Ever since his F1 debut he repeatedly said F1's not everything, if bringing your money becomes major way to drive F1 he couldnt care less about F1, etc etc. But Kamui aims to come back to F1.
This opportunity isnt a springboard and actually there's no such thing as springboard for him, and Kamui himself knows it more than anyone else.
For Ferrari keeping him just gives them more option in case emergency and possibly future seat, as well as some publicity to unreached target through WEC, at reasonable price. That's it.
For Kamui, of course as a driver he shud target regular Ferrari F1 seat as one of option but the ultimate objective, but no-one's naive. Being part of Ferrari operation and staying in the racing scene gives him more channel and chance that can lead back to F1. of course that doesnt mean there'll be chance. But again he himself knows more than anyone else.
Edited by muramasa, 12 March 2013 - 08:26.