Speculation around Sebastian Vettel's future continues, and the Ferrari driver continues to deliver the same answer to those who question him about his plans for 2020.
A disappointing season so far for the Scuderia coupled with the frustrations linked to events of late - his controversial Canadian Grand Prix penalty - have left Vettel disheartened.
The German recently said that Formula 1 was no longer "the sport I fell in love with". But ahead of this weekend's Austrian Grand Prix, Vettel clarified his comments and moved to dispel any doubt about his future.
"To answer that, it’s as a child I think you fall in love with the cars and the drivers - not literally but… even though I had posters of Michael in my room!
"But you had the admiration for what these drivers do, the cars and how fast they go and so on.
"As a child you’re very pure, you’re not thinking about rules.
"I was never interested if they were overweight or underweight or legal or illegal, it didn’t matter as a child I just loved to see them racing. I think that’s what I tried to express."
As far as the four-time world champion is concerned, he'll be on the grid next season.
"I love racing," Vettel added. “I think the cars are great fun to drive, they’re very fast - the fastest we’ve ever had. Can we do better? I think yes. Is it up to me? Fortunately not.
"But, as I said before, we’ll see what the future brings.
"But I’m here now and as far as I know I’ll be here next year, so I’m not thinking about that."