Adrian Sutil rejected widespread reports that he is due to be replaced and insisted on Friday that he will be staying with the Sauber team next year.
The 31-year-old German said suggestions that the team's well-funded reserve driver Giedo Van Der Garde was set to replace him were unfounded.
"Half my career they said: 'Adrian is out,'" he said. "But I am still here and on Sunday it will be 120 Grands Prix. Any more questions? I will be here much longer.
"Sorry, you have to live with my face. It is from people out there, I don't know what is their problem. They are bored or whatever. But we are good here, the team is holding together in these times."