Lewis Hamilton has warned McLaren they need to provide him with a winning car if they want to secure his signature on a new contract.
The McLaren driver, who started his F1 career with the Woking-based team back in 2007 winning the Drivers' Championship a year later, has yet to sit down with his team bosses to discuss a new deal.
McLaren, though, have reportedly put a £100 million contract on the table, which would run for five years.
However, Hamilton says he will wait until the summer break after the Hungarian GP to discuss his future.
"We haven't sat down and discussed anything yet but I'm sure over the summer break, when we have the summer break it would be nice to get something in place," he told R-Sport during a visit to Moscow.
"That would be a time when we can be more relaxed and make the most sensible decision for the future."
But that decision, Hamilton is quick to point out, will not be tainted by this year's trials and tribulations which has seen several mistakes from McLaren cost him dearly.
"To be honest, you have to base your decisions on much, much longer than such a short period of time," he said.
"Only half a year cannot decide six years of partnership, or actually 13 years of partnership. I've been with them since I was 13, so it's 14 years, so it's much more than these small details, it's a much, much bigger picture.
Having said that, though, he was also quick to point out that if McLaren want him to re-sign, they will have to produce a winning car.
"There are lots of things to take into account. These people have supported me; these are the people that got me into Formula One.
"But, you know, I want to win. I'm not that young any more so I want to make sure that whatever I do I make the right decision so I can maximise my career, you know. I just need to make sure that I'm winning.
"That's what I exist for, that's what I train and work for every day."