Giedo van der Garde insists he is not yet ready to start thinking about his Caterham future, saying it is important to focus on the next few races.
The 28-year-old rookie has done a reasonable job for a team struggling at the back of the grid, bringing his car home in eight of the 10 races to date. He also finished a career-high 14th in the Hungarian Grand Prix last time out.
Although he would love to remain in F1 beyond this season, Van der Garde feels it's too early to open up contract negotiations with Caterham.
"To be honest, I'm not really thinking about next season at the moment," he told GPUpdate.net.
"The last race went very well for me, now it is important to perform well in the next few races to show what I can do. Then we'll see what is possible for next year.
"It is too early to talk to teams about next season. It will take another month or two before this happens. The important thing for now is to stay focused on myself."