Ross Brawn says he will only stay on at Mercedes if he remains the man in charge.
In recent weeks the team boss has been linked to a move to Honda with reports claiming the Japanese manufacturer wants him at the helm for their return to F1 in 2015 with McLaren.
Added to that, earlier this year Mercedes signed former McLaren man Paddy Lowe who is believed to waiting in the wings to replace Brawn on the pit wall.
However, for now the Englishman has yet to decide his future but insists he will only remain at Merc if he is the one in charge.
"I think we need a very clear definition of who is in charge and obviously I need the motivation to carry on," he told Sky Sports F1.
"I think the situation we have now is very different is probably a bit different to 12 months ago when some of these decisions were made so to some degree it is just unravelling what's gone on and finding a satisfactory solution."
Asked if he would walk away from Formula One if he's not 'top dog', Brawn said: "Not necessarily walk away from the sport."