Sergey Sirotkin is looking to race in Formula One with Renault in 2018.
The Russian, who finished third in the 2016 GP2 championship, is expected to be the team's reserve driver in 2017 after spending this year on their development roster, which also included a pair of free practice outings in Russia and Brazil.
"I can say little about the future," Sirotkin told Russia's Sportbox.
"With Boris Rotenberg and SMP Racing, we are negotiating with Renault about the role as third driver in 2017. It may help me to become a race driver in 2018," he added.
21-year-old Sirotkin said he was looking forward to again working with Renault in 2017, as well as playing a part in SMP's new LMP1 project.
"In 2017, we look forward to a very close cooperation with Renault and also working hard in LMP1, including setting up the car with the engineers and out on track. In fact, this is a very extensive programme," he said.