Winterbottom risks frosty Ford reaction

9:44 PM ETMark Winterbottom has left the door open for a stunning switch to Holden after announcing his departure from long-term Supercars home Tickford Racing.Tickford and Winterbottom will part ways at season's end after a 13-year partnership that peaked with the 37-year-old's 2015 title win and 2013 Bathurst 1000 triumph alongside Steven Richards.In an emotional video uploaded to Facebook on Thursday night, Winterbottom said he wanted to continue on in 2019 but "couldn't say" what model he'd be driving or with whom.On Friday at Pukekohe Park, where the Supercars field has gathered for the second-last meet of the season, the career Ford driver said he was mulling over a few choices."There's quite a few options out there. Time will tell which one we take, " he said."It will get done in the next couple of weeks."Its a big move to leave your comfort area you've been in for a long time but good things don't last forever."On Facebook, Winterbottom said competitiveness next year was a key factor."The last few years have been really tough. My five-year-old son can't even remember seeing me win a race, " he continued."The last thing I want is to fade away and just turn up ....

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