James Calado is determined to do well during practice sessions for Force India as he is hoping to secure a deal for next year as well.
Having impressed during the Young Driver Test at Silverstone earlier this year, the Briton was handed the reserve and test driver role at Force India for the rest of the 2014 season.
Much like any young driver entering the sport, Calado's dream is to earn a seat on the grid, but he knows he needs to concentrate on the job at hand.
"The reserve driver deal is just for this year and the idea of the whole thing is that they can evaluate me, and we can discuss our options in 2014," he told Sky Sports F1.
He added: "It's hard. I think I've just got to concentrate on this year, do a really, really good job and see what happens. But obviously I would love to be a race driver in Formula 1; that is the ultimate ambition and I'll work as hard as I can to get to that point."
The Silverstone squad has already confirmed that Calado has been handed the driving duties for the first free practice session at this weekend's Italian Grand Prix and the 24-year-old is hoping for a few more outings after that.
"It's kind of under discussion - nothing has actually been confirmed yet," he said. "It can change all the time, because the fight between McLaren and Force India is quite a big thing for Force India, so they'll work it around the position they're in at the time. But I hope to be at Abu Dhabi, Brazil and Korea - places like that. We'll see what they say."