Nico Hulkenberg is expecting his future to be resolved in a “matter of weeks” as he continues his pursuit of a seat on the Formula 1 grid for next year.
Renault has already confirmed Esteban Ocon will replace Hulkenberg at the team in 2020, leaving the German currently without a drive.
Speculation has linked Hulkenberg with a possible return to Williams alongside Mercedes protege George Russell or a switch to Alfa Romeo to link up with former GP2 boss Frederic Vasseur.
With few F1 options available, Hulkenberg is also in the interest of a handful of Formula E teams, despite him admitting he isn’t keen on a move to the all-electric series.
“We’ll see. I don’t know yet. But hopefully in a couple of weeks’ time we’ll have clearance about that [my future]. But as of now it’s not decided, not confirmed,” Hulkenberg said, as quoted by Crash.net.
“I heard that there were people coming, or wanting to talk, via friends and stuff, of people we know in common. But I haven’t pursued that [Formula E] yet.
“Ideally it would all be done now and we move on, but it’s not done yet. I think it’s a matter of another few weeks.
“I don’t think it will take that much longer to be honest, so obviously the sooner the better, it’s good for everyone to have clarity but as of now it’s nothing yet.”
Hulkenberg’s track record over his nine-year F1 career makes him an ideal candidate, with close to 100 points finishes under his belt.
After winning the 2015 Le Mans 24 hours with Porsche, the 32-year-old could be tempted with a switch to sports cars should he fail to land a race seat.