Former McLaren Honda driver Kevin Magnussen is reportedly in talks with the Renault Formula One team ahead of the French manufacturer’s return to the sport as a works team in 2016.
Magnussen drove for McLaren alongside Jenson Button in 2014 and was hopeful that he would be retained last season only for the team to hire Fernando Alonso as they were looking for experience following the agreement with Honda. Magnussen was released from the Woking based outfit at the end of last year.
The Telegragh report that Magnussen visited the Renault HQ in Enstone over two days last week to speak to senior executives with the team.
It is believed that the Dane is in talks with the outfit to become their official reserve driver however it has also been suggested that he will take over the race seat from Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado due to the current political uncertainty in the country which could also bring to an end Maldonado’s lucrative sponsorship agreement with the state owned PDVSA oil company.