Jenson Button says now is not the right time to leave Formula 1 as he and McLaren "definitely have unfinished business".
Only a few months ago the 2009 World Champion was rumoured to be on his way out of F1 as McLaren were reportedly on the verge of dropping him for the 2016 season.
However, both parties put an end to the speculation after the Japanese GP with the Woking squad confirming Button and Fernando Alonso for next year with chairman Ron Dennis saying they never intended to axe the 35-year-old.
Now that the contract debacle is out of the way, Button and McLaren are determined to turn things around on the track following a nightmare 2015 campaign that saw them run at the wrong end of the grid.
And veteran Button feels he still has a lot of achieve in the sport.
"There's so much that I want to achieve still in Formula 1," he is quoted as saying by Autosport. "As Ron said to me 'we definitely have unfinished business' and we definitely do in Formula 1.
"This year has been such a tough year for the whole team and to see how well everyone has worked together and how everyone has pulled together in such a difficult situation – that also helps you make the decision.
"It makes you realise this team will give everything they can to achieve in the future. I'm very excited about that.
"I have no fear of retiring. I have so many things in life that I want to achieve but it's not the right the time for me to leave Formula 1."