Nico Hulkenberg responded to an announcement by Auto Hebdo that he would have to leave his seat to Esteban Ocon next season with a humorous record that he is already looking forward to media questions awaiting him at Spa Francorchamps on Thursday.

According to the French newspaper Auto Hebdo, Esteban Ocon has signed a two-year contract with the French Renault, where he will replace Nice Hulkenberg during the 2020 season.

Leading French motorsport media reveals that Mercedes is set to extend its contract with Valtteri Bottas, while reserve silver arrow Esteban Ocon will move to Renault to race alongside Daniel Ricciard.

Auto Hebdo cover featuring Esteban Ocon in racing team shared Hulkenberg on his Instagram profile, captioning “I can't wait for Thursday”

Journalist Jean-Michel Denous reports that Ocon's move to Renault is the result of a deal made by the boss of both men, Toto Wolff and Cyril Abiteboul, to allow the talented French racer to return to Brackley in the future.

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