Nico Hulkenberg says it would 'be silly not to' consider his options beyond 2015, but insists he is comfortable' staying with Force India next season.
The German is in his third season over four years with the Force India team and is on a run of good form, his most recent top ten finishes in Canada and Austria lifting him to a new season-peak of ninth overall.
Indeed, it is on the back of these results, as well as his historic success in the Le Mans 24 Hours that have once again raised the stock of the 27 year-old as attentions begin to turn to driver contracts for 2016, with Ferrari rumoured to have him on their list of possible replacements for the out-of-favour Kimi Raikkonen.
When drawn on his feelings for the future, Hulkenberg admits he will consider the offers and options around him, but maintains he is content with where he is at Force India.
“It depends if there is an offer,” he said. “Of course, you check the options and the market of what could become available, it would be silly not to do so.
“I feel comfortable. The most important thing for me is to keep performing to reach my 100 per cent every weekend, that is the best I can do and the other things will fall into place anyway. It is not all fully in my hands or my control, other factors play into it, but it is early days. I will just keep fighting and working away.”
For its part, Force India has also signalled its intentions to retain Hulkenberg – as well as Sergio Perez – for the 2016 season, with Chief Operations Officer Otmar Szafnauer telling Crash.net
“That is the plan, to keep him [Nico]. [But we are] happy with both drivers, so why not keep both for 2016."