Monza - Lewis Hamilton emphasised his loyalty to Mercedes on Thursday while leaving open the possibility that he might one day be tempted to race for Formula One glamour team Ferrari if circumstances change.
The five-times world champion has a contract with the Silver Arrows until the end of next season, when the sport is due for a rules revolution.
"I don’t know if it’s about being tempted, I think it’s just whether or not it’s a part of the game plan," he told reporters at Ferrari's home Italian Grand Prix when asked about any future switch.
"Honestly, when you are part of Mercedes you are part of a family for a lifetime, providing you stay with them, obviously," added the Briton.
"You’ve got Stirling Moss, (the late Argentine Juan Manuel) Fangio is still honoured within the family, and you’re part of the history and they look after you for the rest of your life. That’s important to me. Loyalty is a very, very key part.