Kimi Raikkonen has reiterated that he will finish his F1 career with Ferrari but denied saying he could leave before the end of his current deal.
The 34-year-old, the last driver to win the World title for Ferrari, returned to the Scuderia at the beginning of this season.
His comeback, though, has been a trying one.
The Finn has struggled with the handling of the F14T and has managed just 41 points, 80 behind team-mate Fernando Alonso.
This raised some questions about whether he would continue next season with some speculating that he could walk away at the end of this year already.
Asked if he had said he was ready to quit, he told CNN’s The Circuit: “No I never said that.
“The only thing that I said was that I will finish my career in Ferrari, F1 career in Ferrari, then people came up with ‘it’s end of this year, it’s now, it’s then’.
“With newspapers they just try to make rumors, wanting to be the guy that writes something up, it’s just rumors.”
As for what his future may hold, the Iceman says the only thing for certain is that he will finish up with Ferrari.
He added: “I’m not a young guy anymore so obviously I want to do something more in my life than just Formula One.
“But I have no plans, I will finish my career at Ferrari, we’ll see in the future.”