"I will not pretend that I am not interested," said Quesnel.
Another candidate reportedly also under consideration by Lopez was Martin Whitmarsh, who appears to be out of a job at McLaren.
"We need to make a decision quickly," admitted Lopez, "because we have things to prepare. It will be at the latest within a week, ten days."
According to Autosprint correspondent Roberto Chinchero, Quesnel has secured the job, and will start work next week.