Nico Hulkenberg says he expects to remain with Renault in 2020, despite reports linking them with other drivers.
Esteban Ocon has once again been linked to the French squad, having come close to a move last year before Daniel Ricciardo's blockbuster switch from Red Bull, Cyril Abiteboul breaking a 'gentleman's agreement' with Toto Wolff in the process.
Abiteboul said recently that Renault were evaluating their options as Hulkenberg approaches the end of his contract in a season that he has struggled to match Ricciardo's performances as Renault have struggled with reliability.
"I think it is fair to say that so far this season we cannot be entirely happy with what we have achieved," said Hulkenberg.
"To start with we had a lot of issues and missed out on results, but a little bit more disappointing is where we are in terms of pace and development rate. It is not really where we needed or wanted it to be.
"So behind expectations this year probably all in all, as well as not entirely happy if you look across the three years. We cannot be entirely happy with everything that we have done.
"The outlook is still good, we still see light at the end of the tunnel. I do believe we can still catch up to some extent. How much is always difficult to say with entire certainty, but we see what happens in the future and we see what happens to me as well.
"For me there is nothing set in stone but I think it is quite likely that I will remain with the team."
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