Renault driver Kevin Magnussen said he is still uncertain whether he will remain at his team next year as the season enters its final third.
Magnussen joined Renault in February this year and, like his team mate Jolyon Palmer, his position within the team for 2017 has been in doubt for some time now. However, he told the press in Singapore that he is still relaxed despite being as informed as they are with regards to his race seat.
“I don’t know what is going on behind the scenes.” Magnussen said. “I have read in the press that there has been a delay and that the decision could take a long time.”
“It would be nice to just know your future and you’d be a little bit more relaxed if that was the case. But that is not what I have. So, anyway that is how it is.”
Magnussen faced a similar situation towards the end of his debut season with McLaren in 2014. The Dane insists, however, that he will not take a passive role in determining his future this time.
“The situation at McLaren was in a way easier because I knew or I thought I knew I had the seat. I was told I had the seat and I wasn’t so worried until maybe the last two races. So at this point of the season I felt very comfortable. But I don’t feel too stressed to be honest. We will see what happens.”
“I will have to take a decision. I am a racing driver. I need to race and I can’t wait around until one week before the first test. That is not an option for me.”
The team were set for an engine upgrade in Singapore but Magnussen said it will be delayed until at least Malaysia.
“Yeah it was suggested either here or Malaysia. But it is not an engine upgrade.”
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