Jenson Button's future will be decided within the "next few weeks" with the Brit adamant that if he continues racing it will be with McLaren.
Button joined the Woking in 2010 on the back of his Championship-winning season with Brawn GP.
He has since failed to repeat that goal while this year, powered by Honda, even points are proving difficult for the 35-year-old and McLaren.
This has raised questions about his future in Formula 1 with some reports suggesting he could be off to television show Top Gear.
For now, though, Button and McLaren have yet to decide.
"We're not there yet," he told Reuters.
"It's always a difficult situation when you've had such a long career in Formula One, but also such a long career with a certain team, with McLaren.
"Whichever way it goes it's not an easy decision but hopefully over the next few weeks we can let you know."
He added: "I can't give you too many details but away from who's decision it is, obviously you have to look at where you are in your life.
"I've been racing in Formula One for a long time and I've still got a massive love for motor racing and Formula One.
"If I am racing in Formula One next year and in the future I want to be with McLaren. It's a team I've spent so many years with, gone through some great times and bad times as well.
"I definitely want to be here but there's just things we need to talk over and make sure we're all on the same page."
However, even if he opts not to continue, Button says he wants to remain involved in Formula 1 as his "love" for the sport continues.
"I love the sport and there are so many areas of the sport where I think the public still don't see or don't quite understand what's going on because we have made it very complex and quite complicated.
"So I definitely feel I could help out in that situation and I think it would be quite fun as well.
"When you listen to journos, they're always getting the wrong end of the stick so it'd be nice to really show people the way Formula One is from a driver's point of view.
"But there are so many things I want to do in the future I can't just narrow it down to commentating on Formula One."