Logan Sargeant has admitted that he is not thinking about his Formula 1 future as he waits to hear if he will be retained.
Sargeant joined Williams for the current campaign and was one of three rookies in place at the start of the year.
The American driver has endured a mixed campaign thus far and is still awaiting his first career points, while teammate Alexander Albon has scored 21.
Williams team boss James Vowles recently stated that Sargeant would have to “earn” his place on the grid.
But as he aims to secure an extension to stay beyond the current campaign, Sargeant has said he is placing no focus on worrying about his future.
"Of course, I want to be here next year,” Sargeant told media including RacingNews365.
"But I don't think about it to be honest, because I don't want to waste energy on that when I need to be putting all my energy into getting ready for these weekends.
"Making sure I'm mentally prepared, physically prepared, know what I have to do going into them and how I'm going to improve and leave myself in the best possible position.
"Ultimately worrying about that is not going to help me on track. So there's no point thinking too much about it”
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No talks yet
Sargeant’s confirmation that he would be on the grid this year came after his Formula 2 campaign came to an end last November.
But the 22-year-old will likely be hoping that news of his future for next season arrives earlier this time around as he looks to build towards an improved second campaign.
However, according to Sargeant, he has not yet engaged in talks with Vowles or Williams owners over a new deal.
"I haven't yet honestly, I don't know if my managers have or not [engaged in talks]," he said.
"They keep me out of it. But as of now, no."