Carlsen reveals Magnussen plans
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Kevin Magnussen’s advisor, Jesper Carlsen, has revealed that his client wants to remain with Renault next season.
Magnussen and team mate Jolyon Palmer are currently on one-year deals as Renault look to keep their options open for 2017.
Renault Managing Director, Cyril Abiteboul, has confirmed that the French outfit will not rush into any decisions.
Abiteboul said: "The drivers we choose for will be the first drivers that we really choose as Renault, it is likely they will be here for a couple of seasons so I think we are not taking that decision lightly,"
However, despite the uncertainty, Carlsen says that Magnussen is remaining hopeful of earning a new contract with the team, although he is keeping his options open.
Carlsen said: "The focus is of course on Renault, but it's important to keep options open.
"There might be openings at other teams, and if Kevin can continue to perform as he did (in Singapore) on Sunday, his position will of course be stronger and stronger."