Romain Grosjean believes his ability as a driver runs parallel to Haas' own progress, encouraging the Frenchman to remain at the US outfit in the coming years.
As he concludes his second season with Haas which joined the grid last year, Grosjean says he is happy at his team despite a justified reputation for moaning and groaning on a regular basis over the radio.
Beyond the race-day complaints however, the 31-year-old sees himself racing at the pinnacle of motorsport - preferably with Haas - for a good many years.
"We're growing up together," Grosjean told French radio RMC.
"I have the advantage of having started my career in F1 at 27, and now I'm 31.
"I see myself continuing until I'm 37, 38 or even 39. I still have many years ahead. If I can grow up with Haas, then yes why not?"
Grosjean initially believed he would perhaps be in with a chance of joining Ferrari, Haas technical partner, but those hopes have obviously dissipated.
Still, if Haas steps up to the challenge and delivers a good package in the future, he will hold up his end of the bargain and fight for an outright win.
"If I am given a car to win a Grand Prix, I am ready to do that today," he added.