Jolyon Palmer has no concerns about possibly losing his Renault Formula 1 seat to Esteban Ocon despite failing to score any points in his first 10 grands prix.
2014 GP2 champion Palmer joined Renault upon its return to F1 as a constructor in 2016, partnering ex-McLaren driver Kevin Magnussen.
However, the Briton has not yet recorded a top 10 finish, leading to speculation that he could be replaced at the end of the year.
Ocon enjoys ties with both Mercedes and Renault, and has recently tested F1 cars for both teams with impressive results.
Palmer is not worried about his future, though, preferring to focus on getting the most out of the Renault R.S.16 car.
“I’m not worried by Esteban. I know him well, he’s a member of the team so I’m not worried about my seat with him, I’m just focused on what I’m doing,” Palmer told Sky Sports in the UK.
“To be honest I’m focused on getting the car better, because I think if we can improve the car then there’s a better chance to show what I can do, especially if we can be in Q2 or fighting for points.
“Then that’s a real chance to show I can score and race well against the best, because at the moment it’s harder than it could be.
“I’m not fussed about anyone else.”