The Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher says he will definitely be racing in Formula One next season and still has his sights set on an eighth world title.
The 41-year-old's best result since returning to the grid this season has been finishing fourth on two occasions.
His teammate and fellow German Nico Rosberg, meanwhile, has been on the podium twice already and out-qualified him in all but two grands prix.
Schumacher's disappointing comeback to Formula One has brought about suggestions that he may not see out his three-year deal at Mercedes, but the German insisted there is no doubt in his mind that he will continue racing next year.
He admitted that it was too tall an order to expect to win the championship after a three year break but says he's still capable of winning another world title.