The Mercedes principal, Ross Brawn, has hinted that Michael Schumacher will stay at the team for at least one more season.
Brawn said: "We are focused on Michael for as long as it takes and whatever it takes. Then we will see where we are elsewhere. We haven't discussed [a contract extension] but he enjoys himself and if he enjoys himself, why not?
"Inevitably you come to a point where you say, 'Let's have the discussions', because these things can sometimes take some time."