A court action could endanger Colin Kolles' chances of returning to formula one.
The former HRT and Force India boss had been linked with a return to the sport with his own team, after the FIA recently invited interested parties to apply for the vacant pitlane spot.
But the German-language Spox reports that Kolles' bid might be derailed by a legal dispute between his racing outfit, Kodewa, and former designer Stephane Chosse.
Chosse, who worked on Kolles' sports car foray as well as in F1 with HRT, is pursuing the Romanian-born German for 2 million euros in unpaid fees, with the dispute set to be heard in Nuremberg on Friday.
Chosse's lawyer Horst Becker confirmed the action.