Mark Webber says he would consider a switch to another team, as well as retirement, for 2012 if Red Bull Racing chooses not to extend his contract.
The Australian has favored a rolling year-by-year contract at his current outfit, and the team is in no rush to sort out a fresh deal. That has prompted speculation about his future, with Ferrari already being singled out as a possible destination for him if the Italian team opts not to extend Felipe Massa's contract.
Speaking to Italian newspaper La Stampa, Webber has said that his future is not settled, and that he will only make a call about his plans when Red Bull Racing has made its own mind up.
"I have my flaws, but I'm determined," he told the newspaper. "Last year I fought for the title, and I want to go for it again. I'm relaxed and I feel I can do it, until the end.
"When the season ends, my contract with Red Bull will expire. I don't think a possible renewal depends on the results. I want to win for myself, too. We'll see. If the team doesn't want me anymore, I will have to respond to a good question: to hang up the helmet, or to change teams?"