Daniel Ricciardo has denied reports a return to Red Bull for 2023 is 'a done deal'.
The Australian will not feature on the grid next year and is instead seeking a reserve driver role with a top team in a bid to potentially place himself in race-winning machinery in 2024.
On Saturday, Brazilian broadcaster Esporte Na Band claimed Ricciardo had made his decision and a return to Red Bull had been secured.
After growing up in the team's junior system, the 33-year-old spent five successful years competing alongside Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen in a period that yielded seven race wins.
Asked if his future was close to being decided, Ricciardo said: "Not really.
"There's nothing yet close or confirmed or anything. I can make something up but nothing new to tell you."
Pressed further on Red Bull being "a done deal", he added: "It's not, I can tell you now. Nothing is done.
"Look, as I have said before, I have nothing to hide.
"From even a contractual point of view in terms of, I guess I'm free to talk and whatever but there's nothing done.
"If something was done, trust me, I'd be saying it. So there's nothing holding that back."