Oct.25 (GMM) Although now into his 40s, Bernd Maylander said he has no immediate plans to step back as F1's full-time safety car driver.
Asked by the Kolner Express newspaper if he has started to think about retirement after 13 seasons in the pitlane, Maylander answered: "It's funny, because in the last two years I have been getting that question more and more often.
"The clock is ticking for all of us, but basically I can do the job for a few more years.
"I still feel fit enough to do all the travelling and to drive cars at the limit.
"Once you get gasoline in your blood, I see it as a positive addiction," Maylander smiled. "My contracts are ongoing and my partner is also quite happy that I am not at home all the time!"