Rubens Barrichello says he is keen to continue with Williams into the 2012 F1 season and that discussions about the future are 'moving'.
The experienced Brazilian has endured a tough season with an uncompetitive car that has left Williams with just five points after 14 races.
The rumour mill had suggested that Barrichello's role with the team could be at risk for next season with the likes of Kimi Raikkonen and Adrian Sutil linked with his seat – although both of those drivers have distanced themselves from the Grove-based outfit.
Speaking to GP Week
, Barrichello insisted he wanted to race on into his 20th season in the sport and wasn't concerned about the rumours surrounding his drive.
“It's moving but right now is the rumour time and my Twitter
is just crazy with people saying things,” he replied when asked how things are progressing for next year. “I can't rely on other information and other drivers, I just rely on my information. Whenever I meet my family they ask me crazy things that they read in the press, unfortunately. To say something now is just going to cause more fuss. I'm not in that moment yet.
“I definitely want to [race on], that's my point. I'm better prepared than at any other time. Unfortunately Williams haven't given me a good car yet. But moving forward means we should stick together and race with a better car next year. The fewer changes you make on the driver side the better the continuity, and I think a good example of that is Ferrari. I'm cool. I've had a fantastic 19 years and I want to do the 20th. If everything goes well I will do my 20th."