Grosjean says he could race in F1 until he is 40

Romain Grosjean has no plans to retire from Formula 1 and instead feels like he could race on in the championship until he turns 40.

The 31-year-old has completed six full seasons in F1, following a short stint with Renault, and has a contract to continue with Haas for a third season in 2018.

It remains unclear whether the former Lotus driver will stay on at Haas for a fourth season or pursue a move elsewhere on the grid.

"I still have a long way to go to the end," he told Motorsport.com. "I started when I was 27 really in Formula 1, so I feel like I can go a long way, maybe 40, or just before 40.

"I still believe I've got eight, nine seasons ahead, so I'm pretty good."

Grosjean has said he would like to eventually return to Enstone and race for the Renault works team again.

The Frenchman said he still harboured hopes of making a move back, but added he still has ambitions to be successful with Haas.

"It would be nice, especially as Renault is going up with better and better cars," he said.  "I spent a lot of years with them, so it's still a good relationship.

"I don't know what the future is like. I like it here, I'd love to win races as well. It's OK.

"But again, being here and developing the team and getting it to a successful point, a Force India type thing, would be amazing."

Grosjean's teammate Kevin Magnussen, who raced for McLaren and Renault before joining Haas last season, said he harbours ambitions of driving for a big team again but for now is focused on taking Haas forward.

"Obviously, if one day I get a chance to race for a top team, I'd jump at it," Magnussen told Motorsport.com. "I'd go for it absolutely. We're all dreaming of that but until that happens, I'd be happy here.

"I'm very confident we can go forward and small teams can do well; Force India are showing that.

"If you look at Force India's first couple of seasons in Formula 1, as a new team we've raced and done better, so it's looking good and I think the team is going in the right direction."

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Series Formula 1
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