Sebastien Buemi has admitted to feeling the "enormous pressure" of his fight to stay in Formula One.
It is a scarcely-guarded secret in F1 circles that either Buemi or his current teammate Jaime Alguersuari will have to make way at the end of the season for Red Bull's new hot talent Daniel Ricciardo.
But Swiss Buemi told veteran Blick correspondent Roger Benoit that he is determined to do his talking on the track in order to win the Toro Rosso contract for 2012.
"The only way I can affect the contract extension is with good results," said Buemi, 22. "So I go at full throttle like there's no tomorrow.
"It's a task that is driving me even with the enormous pressure," he added.