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F1 US GP: Magnussen fighting for Renault seat despite Hulkenberg blow

Kevin Magnussen says he is still focused on retaining his Renault drive for the 2017 F1 season despite Nico Hulkenberg deal.
Kevin Magnussen says he is still determined to continue his F1 journey with Renault despite the confirmation Nico Hulkenberg is joining the team in 2017.

The former McLaren driver returned to F1 in 2016 with Renault following a year on the sidelines but has only cracked the top ten on two occasions as the French firm struggles for consistently competitive form amidst its own comeback season as a constructor.

With Renault known to have been chasing a high-profile name for 2017, Hulkenberg was last week confirmed to be making the move from Force India for next season, while Esteban Ocon is tipped to be favourite for the remaining seat.

Despite the set-back, Magnussen – whilst dismissing rumours he will be heading to IndyCar next season – insists he is committed to fighting for his seat with Renault to 'stay for many years to come'.












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ZEDX

October 18, 2016 12:29 PM

The longer it drags on, the more likely that they won't sign him. Look what happened at McLaren, Kev! Do yourself a favour and talk to other teams, otherwise you'll be left standing without a seat when the music stops !

Taz

October 18, 2016 7:20 PM

benignlyindifferent: Renault seemed destined to replace one of the drivers with another experienced driver. Nothing new. However, talk of Bottas joining the team is very real. It will be Bottas or KM. If Bottas, who will Williams seek to pair with the very young Stroll? I doubt they will begin with two inexperienced drivers. The Sauber boys have experience and money and will be on the Williams and Force India lists.
They aren't that good either though.



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