Williams driver Pastor Maldonado says he has not yet taken a decision on where he will drive in 2014.
Maldonado has scored just a single point all season and is thought to be engineering a move to Lotus, alongside Romain Grosjean.
Lotus team principal Eric Boullier revealed in India that the team is speaking to Maldonado about a potential drive in 2014.
“At the moment, I don’t have a decision,” Maldonado told NBC Sports ahead of this weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
“The decision will be down to me so I prefer to take some more time.”
“I really hope to have the decision before the end of the season, there’s still a couple of weeks to go so we’ll see. I cannot guarantee I will leave the team or I will stay, I will do my best.”
“The decision is very important. It’s my third season in my career, so it’s a very important moment professionally for me. I will want to have the best decision for my future.”
Maldonado, who won last year’s Spanish Grand Prix, revealed that he has several offers on the table.
“I have some offers at the moment and I’m analysing that very well,” he said.
“I’m hoping to have the best decision for myself. Many teams are struggling with money, I cannot guarantee that I have or will have money. In my career, I have a strong sponsor in my back which is quite good. If I move, I hope for them to come with me.”