Lewis Hamilton admits he will look around when it comes to his Formula One future insisting their is "no harm" in doing so.
The Mercedes driver won the season-ending Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi having already sealed his sixth world championship.
His contract with the Silver Arrows expires at the end of next year which has led to the inevitable rumour mill involving Ferrari.
But Hamilton has all but closed the door on leaving Mercedes after admitting there is "very little that’s going to shift" when it comes to his future.
Nevertheless, that hasn't stopped him assessing his options with the future of Mercedes boss Toto Wolff also up for debate with the Austrian's contract winding down.
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He said: “Well, naturally everything that happens behind closed doors is obviously always private with whoever it is you end up sitting with,” he said.
“I think for many, many years I’ve never ever sat down and considered other options, because we’ve been on a… just driving straight ahead into the path that we’ve been on and the journey that we’ve been on.
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“To be honest, I still think we’re on that path and I think there’s very little that’s going to shift it from that but I think there’s no harm in… I know Toto is also looking at his options in terms of his future and only he will know what is the best thing for him and his family.
“So I’m waiting to see what he’s doing with that.
“I love where I am so it’s definitely not a quick decision to do something else, but of course I think it’s only smart and wise for me to sit and think of what I want… if it is the last period or stage in my career.
“Actually I want to keep winning so I think that’s… I want to keep being able to fight with these guys as well. I can’t really tell you what else is going to happen moving forwards.”
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