Cape Town - Sergey Sirotkin says he wants clarity from Williams amidst
"unpleasant" reports claiming Robert Kubica will be announced as the
team's second driver later this week.
Sirotkin joined Williams at the start of this season but it
has been anything but a successful partnership.
The Russian driver has managed just one point thanks to a
10th-placed finish at the Italian Grand Prix.
But it isn't just Sirotkin who is struggling.
Williams have just seven points in total in what has been
arguably their worst season ever - last year they were fifth with 83 points.
It has led reports that Williams will have an all-new
line-up next season having already confirmed George Russell as one of their two
drivers while Kubica will reportedly be the other.
Sirotkin wants to know what is going on.
"Right now, sitting here, I want clarity," he told
the Russian publication Sport-Express.
"It is very unpleasant to read the latest news and see
what is happening.
"But then you get behind the wheel and immerse yourself
in the process of racing.
"All of the problems disappear and the rest of the
world ceases to exit."
The 23-year-old has ruled out returning to a test driver
"Right now of course I'm not ready for that. I have
said repeatedly that I invested much more in this season than people see.
The last thing I want is for the results of my work to go to
"It is clear that this year we have worked for the
future, the results should come next season. "If you gave up and quit what you worked
on, it will be a big disappointment."