HOCKENHEIM – German Formula One driver Nico Hulkenberg is 'quite likely' to stay at Renault next season, he said on Thursday, despite speculation linking others to the seat.
The 31-year-old, team mate to Australian Daniel Ricciardo, is in his third season at Renault and out of contract at the end of 2019.
In nine and a half seasons in the sport, and 166 starts, the Le Mans 24 Hours winner has yet to stand on the podium -- a Formula One record -- with a best result of fourth.
"If you look across the three years, we can't be entirely happy with everything that we've done," told reporters ahead of Sunday's German Grand Prix at Hockenheim.
"Nevertheless, the outlook is still good. We still see light at the end of the tunnel and we believe we can still catch up to some extent.