Although some days Romain Grosjean walks away from race weekends feeling F1 is “frustrating” and “unfair”, he says he not ready to hang up his helmet.
The 33-year-old will remain with Haas this season having agreed a one-year extension with the American outfit.
It was, however, touch-and-go as to whether Grosjean would retain his seat.
One too many incidents with his team-mate Kevin Magnussen led to speculation that team boss Guenther Steiner had had enough and was considering dropping Grosjean, replacing him with Nico Hulkenberg.
In the end, though, Steiner opted to stick with what Haas knew.
Grosjean is looking forward to another year in F1.
“We’ll do this year and we’ll see how it goes,” he told Motorsport-Total.com.
“At the moment, I don’t feel like I want to leave Formula One, even if it’s frustrating, even if it’s unfair, and even if you sometimes going home thinking that you’d rather go somewhere else to have a chance of winning.”
The former Haas driver, despite being vocal in some of his criticism of F1, insists he is “still too in love” with the sport.
“I love her. I want to go to the races. I can’t wait to sit on the plane to Australia and start the season.”
But just because he is eagerly awaiting the start of the 2020 season, he concedes that doesn’t mean he will have the same passion come the end of the year.
“We’ll see how it goes,” he said. “One day you like mozzarella and two years later you don’t like it anymore – or vice versa.”