Lewis Hamilton has distanced himself from comments which hinted he would soon be looking for a way out of McLaren if they fail to provide him with a title-winning car.
The Briton yesterday stoked speculation over his future when he responded to a question about whether loyalty had its limits by saying: "It definitely does."
He added: "I have always enjoyed racing here and would like to continue but you also, at the end of the year, have to assess what position you are in and what happened."
The comment was taken by some as an indication that his commitment to McLaren might be wavering, but the Briton quelled that speculation today.
Asked about his comment on loyalty, he told BBC Radio 5 Live: "That's just a saying. That's the way of life, but there's no questioning my loyalty to my team. It's been my team since I was six years old.
"But I'm here, I'm committed to them. I want to try and help them as well as becoming one of the most successful drivers myself. I want them to be able to do that for me.