Daniel Ricciardo insists his next move in Formula 1 will not be influenced by the money offered to him.
The Red Bull driver has one more year left with the Austrian constructor after joining the team in 2014.
However, rumours are swirling that he could replace Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari or Valtteri Bottas at Mercedes in 2019.
While Red Bull are keen to kept hold of Ricciardo, the Australian is not rushing to make a decision.
And he has insisted his focus is completely on a driving a competitive and Championship-challenging car, and not moving teams for the money.
“It’s the first time we’ve been in this position so I want to make the most of it. I still want to do it respectfully. I’ll be open in discussions with them and won’t keep any secrets,” Ricciardo said according to Motorsport.com.
“Obviously I have got power to negotiate financial things as well but the first box I want to tick is performance.
“I’m still definitely competitive enough to chase the faster car and not the bigger bucks, I’m not at that end of my career.”
Ricciardo added: “I won’t change my (management) structure. I’ve never had a big team around me. I’ve got my lawyer who helps me out with these things.
“Because I am out of contract next year and I do hold a few cards at least, I don’t think I need to rush it but if Christian (Horner) and Helmut (Marko) express interest in wanting to keep me then that’s nice to hear.
“It’s better than them saying ‘we can’t wait for Ricciardo to leave’.”