Lewis Hamilton says there is no question about his commitment to the McLaren team despite saying that loyalty has its limits.
The McLaren driver suggested to the British media on Thursday that his future at McLaren would depend on having a title-winning car at his disposal. When asked if his loyalty to his longtime team had limits, he said: "It definitely does. I have always enjoyed racing here and would like to continue but you also, at the end of the year, have to assess what position you are in and what happened."
On Friday, however, Hamilton insisted there was no question about his loyalty to the British squad.
"I think that's just a saying. That's the way of life," Hamilton said about his comments after practice in China. "There is no question of my loyalty for my team. It's been my team since I was 6 years old.
"I'm here, I'm committed to them. I want to try and help them as well as becoming one of the most successful drivers myself. I want them to be out there to do that for me."
Hamilton added that there weren't many teams which have been as consistently strong during the past years.
"If you look at our performance over the years, I think you can say I'm the only who has won a grand prix every year, so I've had a winning car every season. No other team can say that for the last five years. That's quite a positive thing."