Nico Hulkenberg is close to agreeing a deal to remain with Williams for his second season in formula one, manager Willi Weber said on Saturday.

Nico Hulkenberg is close to agreeing a deal to remain with Williams for his second season in formula one, manager Willi Weber said on Saturday.

Earlier at Spa-Francorchamps, 23-year-old German Hulkenberg said talks about staying with the famous British team are not yet taking place.

"I have a contract with the team, but there are options that need to be redeemed," he said.

Manager Weber has now told the Cologne publication Express: "Nico is doing so well that Frank Williams wants to extend his contract.

"Maybe (it will happen) even here in Spa, but I will not pre-empt Sir Frank," he added.

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