"That's good news, isn't it?" Hulkenberg smiled after hearing about his options on Sunday, after finishing the US Grand Prix in a strong sixth place.
Pastor Maldonado had contact with Sutil's Force India on the first lap which forced him to pit early for a new front wing which compromised his strategy.
The Quantum group is led by Mansour Ijaz, who after playing down speculation in Abu Dhabi recently, has now travelled to Austin with the same message.
Pastor Maldonado's qualifying was hindered by traffic in Q1 which meant that he just missed out on Q2.
Pastor Maldonado: "It was a difficult session today, particularly trying to get the most out of the tyres."
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Claire Williams hinted that "a number of announcements we will be making over the coming weeks"
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Pastor Maldonado: "Overall the weekend has seen some positive steps forward which will give us a boost for the next race."
Both Williams drivers had a clean lap in Q1, with Pastor finishing fourth quickest, but both struggled with traffic on their final runs in Q2 which cost them time.
Valtteri Bottas: "...we saw some interesting results and noticeable differences in the way the car performed."