Lewis Hamilton says it is "smart and wise" to consider carefully which team to drive for in 2021.
The news gathered pace over the final race weekend of the year in Abu Dhabi after it emerged in the Italian press that Hamilton had recently met with Ferrari president John Elkann.
He dismissed suggestions that he was looking for a move to Maranello whose drivers this season are former world champion Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc.
"Whatever you do behind closed doors is always private whoever you meet with", he said.
Hello everyone, and welcome to our live coverage of the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. "I think still it felt like Lewis was a little bit too quick and I think we were slightly different with a set-up as well by the end of the qualifying".
"We need to stay humble about success and it is not just saying, it is really what I mean".
They are especially quick in the last sector. But equally there is a 25% chance we are not in control of. "So we'll see how the next months pan out".
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"I would rate it - and I am leaning out of the window here - at 75%", Wolff said.
"What has worked well for me in Mercedes is the opportunity and trust that was given to me in 2012 - I will always honour that".
"I think they've got two great drivers as it is".
"Honestly I am proud but super grateful for this incredible team", Hamilton added.
"These guys, there is a lot of youngsters coming through", Hamilton said. And next year he will start as favourite to equal Schumacher's championship record. At the end, we are in Formula One and we want to fight against the best. Equally, there is so many other team members, contributors to the performance that are equally as important as Lewis or myself.
"I felt a bit more comfortable yesterday with the auto overall but obviously for me the only thing I was trying to keep in my mind was the race because I knew I'm going to be starting last".