Daniil Kvyat is staying relaxed about his future with Toro Rosso in Formula 1 as he continues to wait on news of the team's engine supply decision for 2018.

Toro Rosso is poised to shift from Renault to Honda power units for 2018, with Carlos Sainz Jr. due to join Renault's works F1 team as part of the deal, freeing up a seat alongside Kvyat at Toro Rosso.

Red Bull junior and 2016 GP2 champion Pierre Gasly is expected to step up into a race seat for next year, while Honda's presence has led to speculation that its own youngster Nobuharu Matsushita could also claim a race seat.

Kvyat's future has been speculated ever since his demotion from the senior Red Bull outfit to Toro Rosso, but the Russian is waiting for the team to move before ramping up talks about his future.

"I will let the team sort the things of their own first as that is the priority right now," Kvyat said.

"When the team’s future is sorted, as soon as it is done, my future at this team will be looked at.

"I don’t have too many tensions, it is OK. I’m just doing my job and then the team bosses know what they want, so it is up to them."

When asked directly if he would be in F1 next yeat, Kvyat said: "Let’s wait and see. Who knows."

The paddock has been awash with speculation about Toro Rosso's pending switch to Honda power, but Kvyat is opting to focus on his on-track duties and not be distracted by talk elsewhere.

"I just go to talk to my engineer and what our run plan and programme is and that is it," Kvyat said.

"For me it is quite straightforward. Not much distractions from my side as I’m pretty much settled with our things.

"We know more or less what is going to happen so I don’t have any worries about it in that respect. It is all very stable for me."

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