Romain Grosjean says he has no intentions of retiring from Formula One in the near future and believes he could continue racing in the championship until he turns 40.
The 31-year-old is entering his seventh season in F1 this year and his third contracted with American team, Haas after a short stint with Renault.
Beyond 2018 it remains uncertain whether he will continue on with Haas for a fourth season or move onto another seat on the grid.
In an interview with Motorsport.com, Grosjean admitted he still has a lot more years left in him and wants to eventually move back to the Renault works team again, but not before achieving his ambitions with Haas.
“I still have a long way to go to the end,” he said.
“I started when I was 27 really in Formula 1, so I feel like I can go a long way, maybe 40, or just before 40.
“I still believe I’ve got eight, nine seasons ahead, so I’m pretty good.”
“It would be nice, especially as Renault is going up with better and better cars,” he said. “I spent a lot of years with them, so it’s still a good relationship.
“I don’t know what the future is like. I like it here, I’d love to win races as well. It’s OK.
“But again, being here and developing the team and getting it to a successful point, a Force India type thing, would be amazing.”
Grosjean’s team mate Kevin Magnussen shadowed the former’s comment on pushing Haas through ranks and becoming one of the top ‘small teams’ in the paddock.
“Obviously, if one day I get a chance to race for a top team, I’d jump at it,” Magnussen told Motorsport.com. “I’d go for it absolutely. We’re all dreaming of that but until that happens, I’d be happy here.
“I’m very confident we can go forward and small teams can do well; Force India are showing that.
“If you look at Force India’s first couple of seasons in Formula 1, as a new team we’ve raced and done better, so it’s looking good and I think the team is going in the right direction.”