Mercedes reserve driver Esteban Ocon is hoping that his Formula 1 future can be sorted in the near future.
The Frenchman is watching on from the sidelines this year after losing his seat at Force India (now called Racing Point) at the end of the 2018 season.
Ocon says that he is working with Mercedes to ensure that he is racing in F1 in 2020, however it is not clear where he may end up.
"Our goal, not only mine, is to get back in the car as soon as possible," Ocon told Autosport.
"At the moment my whole management, including Toto, is working for me to get back in a race seat next year and I think discussions are already starting."
As for when the plans will be confirmed, Ocon said: "I think as soon as possible, that would be great. That would be the best.
"I hope my future will be sorted very, very soon. I trust the people around me to do a good job and that's the only thing I can do."
Ocon, who is undertaking simulator work for Mercedes this year, believes the team is benefitting from his work.
"It's been a good year of work," he said. "I think what we've done at the simulator, me coming then to the races having some good information from it, has helped the team to perform properly.
"It helps them quite a lot to perform, so it's going well. Being part of this fantastic team, you always learn a lot of stuff. The knowledge they have is priceless.
"They've won since the hybrid era started so they have so much knowledge."