Lewis Hamilton has revealed he has every intention of staying with Mercedes for the rest of his life.
Hamilton's current contract with the team is due to expire at the end of next season, however, team principal Toto Wolff recently made clear the seven-time F1 champion is going to sign another deal to continue racing.
Wolff went so far as to suggest it could be for another five years as Hamilton indicated that he feels that is what he has left in him to continue at the top level, which means he may yet be in F1 when he is 43.
Asked whether that was definitively his plan, Hamilton replied: "I spoke to him [Wolff] about his comments. I can't say just yet. Possibly.
"I'm feeling good, I love what I'm doing. We have a lot of work to do, a lot to achieve still.
"I'm not planning on going anywhere any time soon. I'm planning on staying longer but it's not set in stone on how long."
Recognising the work he wants to do with the manufacturer beyond racing, he added: "I plan to be with Mercedes for the rest of my life. That's definite.
"It's more figuring out what we're going to do, what are the timelines because even beyond racing, I want to be building with Mercedes. There is a lot Mercedes can do."
Recognising the possibilities, the 37-year-old said: "It's not just a car manufacturer. It provides so many jobs for so many people.
"It has such a powerful platform to really shift narratives. It has a place to really have a positive impact on the environment and how we move forwards.
"There are loads of different things we can do together and I want to be a part of that shift and process with Mercedes far beyond winning races and championships.
"But for now it's important we win championships so that's the immediate focus."