As WRC teams prepare for the upcoming Argentinean Rally, veteran Finnish driver Tommi Makinen is contemplating postponing his retirement and completing another season with Subaru.

As WRC teams prepare for the upcoming Argentinean Rally, veteran Finnish driver Tommi Makinen is contemplating postponing his retirement and completing another season with Subaru.

According to , the four-time world champion was expected to retire when his current contract with Subaru expired at the end of the current season.

However, Makinen on Tuesday said if he continued “to have a good feeling with his team” - and a strong partnership with team-mate Petter Solberg - he could be tempted to stay on.

"I've been thinking about it (his plans for next season) quite a lot already. I am going to decide very soon,” the Finn said. "But still it doesn't appear to be impossible for me to continue, particularly because I have a good feeling with Petter and the team.”

The championship heads to Argentina for the fifth round of the series and Makinen is very much looking forward to the event.

"Argentina has been my favourite," he said. "It should be good. Every year I seem to perform well there. The car is good enough, the engine is good enough and the Pirelli tyres work well there."

Makinen had a magnificent scrap with Marcus Gronholm on last year's event until he had a huge crash on the final morning of the rally. He insists that won't affect him this time around.

"I have no bad memories from last year, I'm looking forward to the rally again," he continued. "I always put these things out of my mind, but certainly it was one of the worst crashes of my career. But it is in the past, it has happened and now there's no problem."