The 32-year-old German is scouting round for a brand new problem after being ousted from his seat for 2020.
“You see issues a bit in a different way and perhaps you respect it extra. For me, the state of affairs is what it’s. I am not uncomfortable, I’ve to say. In a method, I really feel fairly good and relaxed about it. I did what I may.
“If it is not meant to be, it is not meant to be. You may’t power issues.”
‘I am unsure’
Hulkenberg has had a protracted F1 profession since his debut in 2010 with Williams, having fun with stints at each Pressure India and Sauber earlier than shifting to Renault in 2017.
He even discovered time in 2015 to be a part of the Porsche staff that gained the 24 Hours of Le Mans race.
Whereas talks between the German and Alfa Romeo are ongoing, Hulkenberg has dominated out a return to Williams, claiming he is “not the fitting particular person for them proper now.”
And with simply 5 races remaining on the 2019 calendar and his future nonetheless up within the air, Hulkenberg nonetheless has no thought the place or if he’ll be racing subsequent 12 months.
“To be frank, I am unsure,” he stated.
“I might have thought that issues would have already moved a bit quicker however right here we at the moment are in Suzuka and we do not actually have a solution but.”
Head within the recreation
“So long as you are lively and racing, you need to be totally centered on that and dedicated,” the German stated.
“In case your thoughts drifts away otherwise you let it drift away, it takes away your focus, your capability, and also you gave to be actually current to dwell in Method One and be 100% devoted and centered on that.
“My thoughts has at all times been right here and simply residing life from one weekend to the following, one race to the following.”
Whereas Renault have struggled at Suzuka in recent times — they’ve picked up just one level there since 2016 — Hulkenberg loved a run of 5 top-10 finishes from 2012-16.
However Hulkenberg may need to attend to race on what he calls an “iconic” Japanese observe.
However with qualifying scheduled for Saturday, Method 1 bosses stated in a press release they’re “intently monitoring” the state of affairs.