Renault Sport F1 Team’s Kevin Magnussen has said that a move to the Verizon IndyCar for 2017 is not on radar as he still hopes to remain in Formula One next season.

The Dane who returned to Formula One in 2016 with the Renault Sport F1 Team following a year away from the sport after losing his race seat at McLaren when the team hired Fernando Alonso last season to partner Jenson Button is vying with team mate Jolyon Palmer for the one remaining seat with Renault for 2017.

The Enstone outfit confirmed this week prior to the United States Grand Prix that they have hired Sahara Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg to drive one of their cars for the 2017 season meaning that there is just one seat remaining in Enstone.

Following that announcement it was suggested that Magnussen may follow his in fathers footsteps by pursuing a racing career in the United States.

Magnussen has denied this however saying that IndyCar is not his plan right now amid reports that he was in discussions with Andretti Autosport to replace Carlos Munoz in 2017. Magnussen has said that while he did travel to the US at the end of the 2014 season and visited the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and spoke to Andretti Autosport nothing happened.

 

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