Jules Bianchi is keen to remain with Marussia next season, believing another year with the team would be good learning experience.
Bianchi joined Marussia at the start of this season after failing to land a race-seat at the Force India team.
The Frenchman has proven to be the pick of the backmarkers in his debut season with Marussia holding down 10th in the Constructors' Championship thanks to his P13 at the Malaysian GP.
And although Bianchi has been linked to Ferrari, who are third favourites with Paddy Powers to take the Constructors' title, for next season, the 24-year-old believes another season at Marussia would be a good career option.
"I think Marussia will be a good team next year," he told Autosport.
"We will have a new [Ferrari] engine. All the teams start from zero again [with the rules changes]. I think we will have a good opportunity."
He added: "It's a good option to stay here."
As for lapping at the back of the pack, Bianchi says he knew that would be his year given Marussia's current level of competition in the F1 Championship and that he is enjoying the battle with Caterham.
"I'm really happy with what we have done, even if we want a bit more performance. I think we're doing well.
"It's a different challenge but actually we know what we can do at the maximum so we're trying to get that done all the time.
"For us, a victory is to be in front of my team-mate and Caterham, so that is the only target we have."