Nicholas Latifi says he has paid no mind to reports linking him with an ascension to Williams' race team at the expense of Robert Kubica. Recent reports from Latifi's native Canada suggested that Kubica may fail to see out the 2019 season, having begun in difficult form.
The Pole's return to F1 was as heart-warming as any thread ahead of the 2019 campaign, Kubica making his comeback eight years after suffering life-threatening injuries in a rally crash.
However, Kubica has seen the chequered flag last at all five races this season, as well as being outqualified by rookie team-mate George Russell each time.
Le Journal de Montreal claimed last week that Latifi, currently Williams' third driver, could step up in the coming weeks, with the Canadian taking testing duties on both days of the Barcelona event this week further fuelling the speculation.
However, Latifi said: "Of course my goal is to get into Formula 1. But my programme this year is focused on Formula 2. That is my priority.
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