Lewis Hamilton has played down his conversations with rival team bosses Christian Horner and Stefano Domenicali at the Canadian Grand Prix last weekend.
But Hamilton, speaking as he swapped his McLaren car for Tony Stewart's NASCAR at the Watkins Glen circuit for a PR stunt, said those sorts of social chats are entirely normal.
"I know all the managers, the bosses, all the teams. I know Stefano Domenicali, we chat all the time.
"I've known Christian since I was in the lower series ... and I used to speak to him back then. I spoke to a lot of people last weekend," explained the 26-year-old.
As long as we have the car that can do the job, then there will be no reason to leave
Hamilton insisted he is "very fortunate" to be a McLaren driver and played down suggestions he is eyeing a team switch.
But he admitted: "I've definitely not achieved all that I want to.
"But we are the only other team that has won Grands Prix this year, so I don't see why you'd particularly want to move.
"So as long as we have the car that can do the job, then there will be no reason to leave."