Kimi Raikkonen is leaving open the door to extending his F1 career even beyond 2017.
Ferrari has signed up the 2007 world champion for another season, but the Finn will turn 38 during the 2018 season and it will be his 16th year in F1.
“I am thinking only of now, finishing the season well and starting next season in the best way,” Raikkonen told the Italian newspaper La Stampa.
“Maybe next year we are fighting for the championship, and who knows what will happen after that. Then we will talk about it with Ferrari, for sure.”
Raikkonen was also asked about his relationship with Max Verstappen, following a couple of on and off-track clashes this year.
“I don’t have anything against him,” the 36-year-old said, “but I don’t know if he thinks the same way.”