Renault's Cyril Abiteboul is optimistic that an announcement regarding the takeover of the Lotus squad can take place as early as next week.
Renault signed a letter of intent to purchase the outfit in September and while employees of the French manufacturer have been working at Enstone for the past few months, no official confirmation has yet been forthcoming.
"I’m afraid I can’t answer to that question," Abiteboul said when asked about Renault's 2016 plans.
"I would like to be in a position to be able to answer to that questions, but I am not today. What I can say is that there will be no announcement regarding Renault’s future – short-term or middle-term future – over the weekend, but there will be an announcement, very likely, in the course of next week.
"We have always said that we would like to do that after the season. The season is ending on Sunday, around the start of December and that is what we will do stick to that plan, which is to make an announcement then."