Jaime Alguersuari is holding onto hope that, at the tender age of 21, his Formula One career has not ended.
From an event in London in which he appeared as an electronic music DJ, Marca sports newspaper quoted the Spaniard as saying: "We will have good news soon."
Less than 50 races into his F1 career, Red Bull has removed Alguersuari - and his 2011 teammate Sebastien Buemi - from the Toro Rosso driver lineup.
"I still have much to do, learn and demonstrate," said Alguersuari.
"Along with music, Formula One is the other thing that motivates me."
Another driver waiting patiently for news is Dutch rookie Giedo van der Garde, whose sponsors are linked with the vacant race seats at HRT and Williams.
"The only thing I can say regarding F1 is that we are pushing hard. I feel positive," De Telegraaf newspaper quotes him as saying.