Fernando Alonso goes into the Austrian GP weekend after taking his best finish of the season at Silverstone and will look to continue his 5-race points streak alive until the summer break.
The Double World Champion has expressed his intent to continue racing in F1 on several occasions this year and has emphasised he wants more than a one-year extension.
As quoted by motorsport.com, the Spaniard reiterated this sentiment, though he made clear that negotiations will begin during the summer break:
"So far, we didn't start any negotiations. My aim is to continue, but until the summer break, I want to concentrate [on driving].
This July, we have four races, and I need to score points because the first nine races have been a little bit unlucky for me."
Alonso's performances have been consistently impressive this season, although his points do not yet reflect this.
Still, he sits in a reasonable 10th in the standings and will aim to end the first half of the season by contributing to team Enstone's effort to take P4 in the constructors from McLaren.
Reliability has hampered Alpine's season so far, but the British GP was an example of the team's potential if the French squad can avoid committing unforced errors.