After Force India confirmed Nico Hulkenberg will be leaving, Renault have announced that the German will be racing for them in 2017.
Renault Sport Racing Chairman Jerome Stoll confirmed the development after the Le Mans winner has been linked with a move to the French Manufacturer all week.
Stoll also revealed that the 29-year-old has signed a multi-year deal at the reformed franchise and is a great addition to their project.
“2017 will be the second season of Groupe Renault’s return as a manufacturer entry in Formula 1 and the next step in our journey,” said the Chairman, who has now put doubts on the future of current drivers Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer.
“This season has been about putting the foundations in place for future success.
“For our next step we required an experienced driver who is still hungry for podiums. Nico Hülkenberg fulfils this role perfectly and is an excellent complement to what we want to achieve. He is a highly talented, dedicated and motivated driver.
“Nico will enable us to harness all the hard work completed this season and translate it to improved results on track in 2017 and beyond.
“We look forward to seeing him in our new car for 2017.”