Pastor Maldonado has revealed he wants to stay at Williams in 2013.
With his PDVSA backing and Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez freshly re-elected, the Barcelona winner's place at the great British team was considered firmly secure.
But he surprised the paddock in Japan last weekend by admitting he might switch teams for 2013.
Maldonado said in Korea on Thursday: "To be honest I really want to stay with Williams.
"I have good confidence with them but at the moment there is not confirmation. So (I'm) looking forward to seeing that but otherwise looking forward to remaining in Formula One for sure," he added.