George Russell is eager to know his future in F1 within the next six weeks after confirming that he is yet to agree a deal to race with Mercedes in 2022.
Speculation has grown about Russell taking Valtteri Bottas' seat at Mercedes next year, but the Williams driver is trying to focus on the on-track matters rather than getting drawn into any negotiations.
"Nothing's set in stone for for next year," Russell told RacingNews365.com and other select members of the press.
"I'm still a Williams driver, I haven't signed any contracts beyond so I'm just fully focused on on my job at the moment.
"Obviously, I want to get my future nailed down at some point. The summer break is where you sort of get things set in stone.
"For me I'm just just focused, race by race and just enjoying the curiosity of what's to come. It's sometimes exciting not knowing what the what the future holds."
Russell explained that he was happy to see Esteban Ocon sign a new three-year deal with Alpine but did not see how it could have any implications on his own future.
"I don't see it [Ocon's contract annoucnement] as anything to be honest, I haven't really thought about that," said Russell. "Esteban is a great fit at Alpine so I'm happy for him and it's good to see after he had a year out as well.
"It's great for Mercedes as well that one of their drivers has their their career set in stone and sorted. Esteban has been at Renault and Alpine for the last couple of years and obviously with his his speed and his nationality and everything, he's a great fit at Alpine."