NICO Hulkenberg will bid to help Renault secure fifth place in the Formula 1 constructors’ championship in his final race for the team.

The German ends his three-year spell at the Enstone-based outfit after this weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with Esteban Ocon taking his seat in 2020.

Renault are on 91 points, just eight ahead of sixth-placed Toro Rosso in the standings, and Hulkenberg is aiming to go out on a high at the season finale.

He said: “There have been highs and lows, but I’ve enjoyed my time as a driver here.

“We’ve had some great results and some ‘nearly’ moments, all of which I’ll remember for a very long time.”

The 32-year-old lies 13th in the drivers’ standings on 37 points going into the final race, but is currently without a race seat next year.

Hulkenberg added: “We have one more to go and we’ll be giving it our all for the best possible result.”

Teammate Daniel Ricciardo’s 54 points puts him ninth, with the Australian looking to build on his sixth-place finish in Brazil last time out.

Elsewhere, Grove-based Williams announced earlier this week that Nicholas Latifi would be driving for the team next season.

This year’s reserve driver partners George Russell, with Robert Kubica on his way out.

It comes after a difficult season for Williams, who are tenth and well adrift at the bottom of the constructors’ championship.

Kubica, who picked up the team’s only point of the campaign at the Belgian Grand Prix in August, has not yet confirmed his plans for 2020.

But the Pole is looking forward to giving it his all this weekend.

He said: “Abu Dhabi is quite a difficult track, but we will try to optimise the car the best we can for the last race of the season.

“It will be my final Grand Prix with Williams, and so I would like to put everything together for the boys and for the team.”

Haas, based in Banbury, are one place above their Oxfordshire neighbours, with 28 points.

The team have already confirmed they are keeping Danish driver Kevin Magnussen and Frenchman Romain Grosjean for the fourth consecutive season in 2020.